2/24/2014 11:47 AM
by Rebecca Turco
BRISTOL, TENN. - Two West Virginians
are dead and another is injured following a crash on the interstate in
Tennessee during the weekend.
Carl Russell Osborne, 54, of Princeton and Dennis Darrell
Dawson, 81, of Beckley died, according to Public Information Officer Dayla
Qualls with the Tennessee
Department of Safety and Homeland Security. A tractor-trailer collided
with a sedan around 7 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 81 near mile marker 74 in
Bristol. Osborne was driving the tractor trailer and Dawson was driving the
Dawson's wife and the passenger of the sedan, Connie Sue
Dawson, was seriously injured. All three individuals were wearing their seat
An incident report shows the two vehicles were traveling
north when Osborne's truck struck the back of Dawson's car, causing both
vehicles to cross two lanes of traffic and hit a concrete bridge pillar.