UPDATE: A head-on collision involving a tractor-trailer and a car on Virginia 130 (Elon Road) in Amherst County hospitalized two people and closed a stretch of road for nearly seven hours Monday.

Emergency responders received a call at about 7:45 a.m. Monday about the wreck near Ambrose Rucker Road and East Perch Road, Public Safety Director Gary Roakes said.

Roakes said the truck carrying woodchips collided with the car; Virginia State Police identified the vehicle as a 2000 Toyota sedan.

The tractor-trailer driver was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the other driver was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with critical injuries, he said.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said shortly after 2:30 p.m. the road had re-opened.

Virginia State Police are investigating the scene.

Contact Justin Faulconer at (434) 385-5551 or jfaulconer@newsadvance.com

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