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Tennessee Man Tragically Dies in Accident in Washington County, Virginia


November 10, 2019

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA – According to an online news report at southwesttimes.com, a man tragically dies in an accident on Interstate 81. The accident occurred over this past weekend.*

A man, aged 86, from Rogersville, Tennessee, was driving on Interstate 81 where he stopped his vehicle, a 2015 Nissan Sentra, the northbound lane of Interstate 81 at mile marker 26 in Washington County, Virginia, per a spokesperson with the Virginia State Police (VSP).  

The spokesperson indicates that the VSP received a report of a Nissan that was going at a low rate speed and without its lights on. Before troopers were able to arrive at the scene, the 86-year-old stopped his vehicle in the road and as a result, was struck by a 2011 Honda CRV driving in the northbound lane.  

The driver of the Honda, who is not identified at this time, attempted to swerve around the Nissan in order to avoid hitting it. However, they were not able to avoid a collision with the Nissan.  The impact of the crash caused the Nissan to spin off of the right side of the roadway and strike an embankment.

The 86-year-old was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, but tragically died at the scene of the accident.  The driver of the Honda was not injured.

It appears that the 86-year-old may have been experiencing a medical emergency at the time of the crash.  The Virginia State Patrol is currently investigating the cause of the crash.

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Source:https://www.southwesttimes.com/2019/11/tennessee-man-killed-in-crash-on-i-81/

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