Fatal accident in Virginia takes three lives

WISE COUNTY, VA (WOAY)- Virginia State Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash in Wise County that claimed three lives on Friday.


A 2006 Toyota Sienna was traveling south on Route 23 when it ran off the left side of the highway and went into the median.


The Sienna struck a culvert and overturned several as it crossed into the northbound lanes of Route 23. The Sienna then struck a northbound 2004 GMC Envoy and rolled over top of the GMC. The Sienna finally came to rest on the other side of the GMC.


The driver of the Sienna, Fred B. Russell, 60, of Mouthcard, Ky., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.


The driver of the GMC, Makayla J. Horne, 20, of Clintwood, Va., was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of minor injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.


The two passengers in the GMC, Pamela K. Stanley 54, and John B. Stanley, 52, both of Clintwood, Va., were transported to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tenn. They succumbed to their injuries Nov. 11, 2018. Ms. Stanley was wearing a seat belt; Mr. Stanley was not.


The crash remains under investigation.


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