A woman was killed Sunday afternoon when struck by a tractor trailer after exiting her vehicle on the right shoulder of the road.
Virginia State Police reported that the accident happened when traffic backed up on the exit ramp from I-495 West to I-95 South. To avoid hitting a car, the tractor trailer swerved onto the shoulder. At this point, it struck the woman’s car, then her, before moving back into the lane of traffic and colliding with another vehicle.
Sixty-eight year old Elizabeth P. Lyman of Fairhaven, Massachusetts was pronounced dead at the scene.
The exit ramp was closed for approximately one hour after the accident as police cleared the scene and investigated the accident.