Crash closes Route 55

A multiple vehicle crash outside of Strasburg temporarily closed a section of Route 55 on Thursday night, according Virginia State Police Sgt. F.L. (Les) Tyler.

According to Tyler, the crash occurred near Route 600 around 8 p.m. Thursday when the driver of a 1995 Chevrolet pickup “ran off the roadway to the right, struck a guardrail and then a utility pole.”

Tyler added that the vehicle overturned and the lines from the utility pole came down and were “hanging across the roadway.”

A 2005 International truck transporting logs, Tyler said, “Came through and snagged the lines, lost part of its load and damaged a second utility pole.”

State police noted that the driver of the pickup, Troy Robert Colberg, a 40-yeard-old Louisa resident, was transported to Winchester Medical Center on Thursday night.

Tyler said that no injuries were reported for the driver of the tractor trailer.

According to Tyler, Route 55 was closed for three hours due to the amount of logs and power lines across the roadway.

The Virginia Department of Transportation responded to the scene “to assist with the detour,” Tyler said, adding that the roadway was cleared by midnight.

Trooper W.A. Connelly responded to the scene and the accident is still under investigation by state police.

Contact staff writer Kevin Green at 540-465-5137 ext. 155, or kgreen@nvdaily.com