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Driver Facing Charges for Causing Multi-Vehicle Accident Resulting in the Tragic Death of One

October 27, 2019

CARROLL COUNTY, VA – According to an online news report at, a man tragically died in a four-vehicle accident in Carroll County late last week.  One death has been reported.*

Per the Virginia State Police, the accident happened on Interstate 77 at the mile marker three when traffic was at a standstill.  As a result, an 18-wheeler was unable to stop in time to avoid a crash.  The 18-wheeler attempted to switch lanes to avoid slamming into other vehicles and in the process, crashed into a 2006 Lincoln Mark LT and a 2007 Pontiac G5.

The driver of the Pontiac, a 74-year-old man from Galax, Virginia, died at the scene of the accident.  He was not properly restrained by a seatbelt at the time of the crash.  His passenger was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.  No other injuries were reported.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was driven by a 48-year-old man from Charlotte, North Carolina. He did not reportedly sustain injuries, but  he is facing a charge of reckless driving.  An investigation of the accident is ongoing.  There are no further details on the crash at this time.

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