Wrong way driver dies after hitting 18-wheeler on 287 in Midlothian

The Midlothian Police Department is investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred overnight on Highway 287 near Padera Lake / Kimble Road.

Officers and fire rescue personnel responded to the scene around 3AM.

A vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway when it struck an 18-wheeler. The driver of the vehicle was ejected and killed at the scene. The 18-wheeler driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Lanes of northbound 287 were closed for a few hours early this morning, but have since been reopened.