Several fire companies were  dispatched to a major accident on Rt. 13 near Eastville Thursday morning at approximately 11:30. There was a report of one fatality. .  The accident occurred at 11:18 AM just north of Shore Stop in the southbound lane at 16485 Lankford Highway and involved a tractor trailer and a Penske rental.  The Penske truck struck the rear of the tractor trailer at a high rate of speed while the tractor trailer was stopped at the light at Eastville.   A medevac helicopter was dispatched to the scene.   One other passenger in the truck was hospitalized with a leg injury.

Both lanes of traffic were diverted to Courthouse road in Eastville for several hours after the accident.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

Exmore, Northampton, Cheriton, Cape Charles, Eastville, Painter, Northampton Fire and Rescue and Melfa Fire companies responded.

 

Route 13 is closed and traffic is being detoured through Eastville via Court House Road.