At approximately 4:04 p.m. Tuesday, Midlothian police officers and the Midlothian Fire Department were dispatched to a major accident in the 2500 block of North U.S. Highway 67, according to a statement by Sgt. Nick Harp, with the Midlothian police department.
Officers arrived at the accident scene and observed two vehicles, a black Mazda passenger car and a white International work truck that had been damaged in a wreck, the release stated. Officers were advised by the Midlothian Fire Department that the driver of the black Mazda was deceased.
According to several witnesses, the white International work truck was part of a work convoy applying tar in spacer joints of the highway concrete, according to the release. Witnesses reported that the work truck was properly marked with a flashing directional arrow.
The truck was operated by N-LINE Traffic Maintenance and was equipped to provide a barrier between the work crew and oncoming traffic, Harp said.
There were no other injuries in the wreck, according to the release. The cause of the wreck is still under investigation at this time.