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State Police Investigating Fatal Crash in Tazewell County

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TAZEWELL COUNTY, VA (WOAY) – Virginia State Police Trooper J. Stiltner is investigating a fatal crash in Tazewell County. The crash occurred Dec. 8, 2018, at 11:30 a.m. on Route 460 less than a mile east of Route 67.

A 2010 Subaru Legacy was heading into a curve on Route 460 when it ran off the right side of the highway and struck an embankment. The vehicle became airborne and spun around before finally coming to rest on the right shoulder.

The driver, Skyler J. Johnson, 38, of Cedar Bluff, Va., was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the vehicle. He was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries.

Speed was a factor in the crash.



Tyler Barker

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