Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

October 3, 2013

State Police release name of third victim of I-81 crash in Southwest Virginia

RURAL RETREAT, Va. — Virginia State Police have released the name of the third victim who died as a result of injuries received in a 3-vehicle wreck Wednesday afternoon in Smyth County at the 54 mile marker of I-81 in the southbound lanes.

Kenterrious Learn Christian, 27, of Greenwood, S.C., died while he was being transported to a hospital following a crash that occurred at about 3:30 p.m. The wreck occurred when a load shifted on a tanker truck hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline, causing it to crash into a pickup truck and a highway crash cushion truck, according to the Associated Press.

The fuel tanker driver, Frank A Skeens Jr., 48, of Castlewood, Va., and the pickup driver, Trevor Blankenship, 30, of Lebanon, Va., died at the scene of the crash.

For more on this story, see Friday’s edition of the Bluefield Daily Telegraph.

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