WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Car Hits Parked Tractor-Trailer in Va., 3 Killed

By: AP
By: AP

June 4, 2014

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say three people are dead after a car slid into a tractor-trailer parked along Interstate 81 in Washington County.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the southbound tractor-trailer's driver pulled the rig off onto the shoulder after it had a flat tire.

Geller says a southbound car ran off the left side of the interstate and its driver overcorrected. The car then slid sideways and hit the tractor-trailer's rear.

The car's driver and two passengers were killed. A third passenger suffered serious injuries and was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center.

The victims' names haven't been released.

Geller says the tractor-trailer's driver and a passenger weren't injured.

The accident occurred Tuesday evening. The southbound lanes were closed for about three hours.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 261800581 - newsplex.com/a?a=261800581