Two killed; two seriously injured in multi-vehicle crash in Wythe County

Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 10:17 AM EDT
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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Two people are dead and two others are seriously injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Wythe County Thursday night, according to Virginia State Police.

Police say the driver of a Kia Forte was driving south on I-81 and ran off the left side of the interstate at mile marker 73. The driver of the Kia continued through the median and hit a northbound tractor-trailer head-on.

The impact of the crash sent the Kia into the path of a northbound Honda motorcycle, and the driver of the motorcycle was unable to avoid hitting the Kia, according to police. The driver of the Kia and a passenger on the motorcycle died at the scene.

The driver of the motorcycle and a passenger inside the Kia were flown to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Police say they will release the names of the victims when the next of kin have been notified.