Police release name of New Castle man killed in 495 crash
State police release the name of the man killed in a horrific crash that tied up traffic for hours on I-495 southbound Saturday.
Troopers say 49-year-old Francisco Gomez died after he tried to change lanes and his pickup truck struck the back of a tractor trailer.
The man's car became lodged underneath the truck.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the tractor trailer, 60-year-old Floyd Beverly, Jr., of Virginia Beach, wasn't hurt.
A spare tire was ejected from the victim's truck bed and struck a third car, which caused minor vehicle damage but didn't hurt anyone.
Traffic on I-495 southbound was completely shutdown, north of Edgemoor Road, near Holly Oak Road, for several hours.
Traffic on I-495 northbound was also affected for a short time as a State Police helicopter landed and took off from the scene.
Copyright © Sep 19, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
Advanced permission from Delmarva Broadcasting Company required for publication or rebroadcast.