NEW INFO: Eight Injured After Van Strikes Hog Truck

The Highway Patrol says eight people were injured when their shuttle van sideswiped a hog truck this morning in Gates County.

Trooper Jeff Archer tells WITN News that two of those people were seriously injured and had to be flown to a Norfolk hospital.

The accident happened around 8:45 a.m. on U.S. 13, near Tinkham Road. Archer says the loaded hog truck was northbound when the van struck it. The 15-passenger van went off the road and into a small patch of trees. He said the van was carrying home employees of the Newport News Shipyard.

The injured were flown to area hospitals by medical helicopters from Greenville and Norfolk. The trooper says charges are pending in the crash.

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