Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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January 1, 2014

Man dies in wreck on Rt. 460

GRUNDY. Va. — A man died Tuesday after his vehicle collided with a tractor-trailer on U.S. Route 460 in Buchanan County.  

Rush Altizer, 79, of Grundy, was pronounced dead at Buchanan General Hospital following the 8:40 a.m. crash, according to a report from Trooper J.R. Ward of the Virginia State Police Wytheville detachment.  

 Altizer was traveling east on U.S. Route 460, approximately 1.3 miles east of Poplar Creek, when his 1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse crossed the center line and struck a tractor trailer, a state police spokesman said.

A section of  Route 460 in Buchanan County was closed for a period of time following the crash.  

Altizer was wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.

The accident remains under investigation by Trooper J.R. Ward.

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