WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Deadly I-81 Traffic Collision Ruled Suicide

April 26, 2012

Virginia State Police have identified the woman killed Wednesday night on Interstate-81 in Augusta County.

Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller says Jamie Tompkins, 53, of Buena Vista, was struck and killed by a logging truck near mile marker 216, south of Mint Spring. She says the crash has been ruled a suicide.

Tompkins pulled her van over to the shoulder and was walking in the right hand lane when she was struck, according to authorities.

The driver of the logging truck has been identified as 21-year-old Jimmie St. John II, of Keysville. He will not been charged.

Police say no other vehicles were involved in the collision.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.


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 149056115