Fatal Crash in Rockingham County Under InvestigationPosted: Updated:
01/11//2019 Press Release from Virginia State Police:
Virginia State Police Trooper H.L. Campbell is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash in Rockingham County. The crash occurred Jan. 10, 2019 at 3:09 a.m. on Interstate 81 at the 253 mile marker.
A tractor-trailer was traveling north on I-81 when it rear-ended a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to run off the right side of the highway. The Jeep then overturned.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Letroy D. Sims, 40, of Spartanburg, S.C., was not injured in the crash. He was wearing a seat belt.
The driver of the Jeep, Hoa Van Dau, 59, of New Market, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He died at the scene.
Sims was charged with reckless driving.