Virginia Highway Bulletin, August, 1944 Page 28
The most serious accident in the history of the Suffolk District occurred on July 27, 1944 on Route 460 near Waverly. The driver of a large van lost control of his truck when an insect got into the cab. The truck went across the 44 foot roadway and hit a VDOT truck parked on the shoulder of the road, killing Charles S. Curtis, Carpenter Foreman, and George Cohout, Laborer. To other laborers, William Chamberlain and Robert Ellis were injured. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families of Mr. Curtis and Mr. Cohout and wish Mr. Ellis and Mr. Chamberlain a speedy recovery.