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UPDATE: Couple killed in Tuesday night crash on US 58 / November 24, 2015
A Tuesday night auto accident outside of South Boston has claimed the lives of a Buffalo Junction couple who retired to the area after moving here from New Jersey more than a decade ago.

Bob and Diana Schwab died from injuries suffered in the crash, which took place shortly before 6 p.m. on Tuesday night at the 7000 block of Bill Tuck Highway/U.S. 58, near Smiley's convenience store east of South Boston. Virginia State Police confirmed one death later that evening; it was Mr. Schwab. Mrs. Schwab died some time afterward.

Clarksville Presbyterian Church, where the couple worshipped, posted this message on Facebook late Tuesday: "Terrible news tonight. Bob and Diana Schwab were both killed in a car wreck earlier this evening. Our church is in shock and mourning. Please be prayer for their children and families."

The Schwabs were retired school teachers.

Unconfirmed reports suggest that the Schwabs were traveling on U.S. 58 when their vehicle ran up under a dump truck. State Police have offered few details about the wreck, pending further information, but the investigation is continuing.

This story will be updated.

UPDATE: Corinne Geller, spokesperson for the Virginia State Police, provided this information shortly before noon on Wednesday:

Virginia State Police Trooper D.L. Hughes is investigating a Halifax County crash that has claimed two lives. The crash occurred Tuesday (Nov. 24) shortly before 6 p.m., in the 7000 block of Bill Tuck Highway/Route 58.

A Ford F700 truck was loaded with soybeans when it pulled out from a field and into the eastbound lane of Route 58. Moments later a 2006 Ford Freestyle struck the rear of the truck.

The driver of the Ford Freestyle, Robert D. Schwab, 83, of Buffalo Junction, Va., died at the scene. His wife, Diana H. Schwab, 76, of Buffalo Junction, Va., was transported to Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. She died later Tuesday evening. Both were wearing seat belts.

The driver of the truck, a 37-year-old Mecklenburg County male, was not injured in the crash.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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