Police release name of New Castle man killed in 495 crash

By Amy Cherry/Jim Hilgen 6:08am, May 26, 2013 - Updated 6:12am, May 26, 2013
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.

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