Virginia State Police Investigate Fatal Crash on I-64 in Albemarle CountyPosted: Updated:
Two people died in a head-on collision after police say a pick-up truck drove the wrong way on Interstate 64 in Albemarle County Sunday morning.
Just after 6:00 a.m., Virginia State Police responded to reports of a green Isuzu pick-up truck driving recklessly in the westbound lanes. As troopers caught up with the driver, they say he drove through an emergency crossover in the median and went the wrong way in the eastbound lanes.
A few minutes later, the truck slammed head-on into a Hyundai sedan driven by 30-year-old Bethany Franklin of Troutville, Virginia. She died at the scene.
The driver of the pick-up, 32-year-old Winston Smith II, from Staunton, was also killed. Smith was an employee at NBC29.
Both vehicles hit an eastbound truck. The driver of that truck was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center with minor injuries.
The crash shut down eastbound I-64 in Ivy for several hours.
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