Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

December 31, 2013

UPDATE: Man dies after vehicle strikes tractor trailer in Buchanan County


Bluefield Daily Telegraph

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.

The two-car accident occurred near Poplar Creek, according to the Virginia State Police.