Virginia Tech student passes away Sunday night from major tractor-trailer accident in Pennsylvania

Photo from GoFundMe tribute to Thomas O'Neill
Photo from GoFundMe tribute to Thomas O'Neill(WDBJ)
Published: May. 22, 2019 at 5:54 PM EDT
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A Virginia Tech upcoming senior, Thomas O'Neill (20 years old), passed away in a huge incident that closed a major roadway (I-81) in Pennsylvania late Sunday night for six hours. The incident occurred at mile marker 83, I-81 Northbound where a tractor-trailer crossed the area of the median and hit 2 cars, including the driver side door of Thomas O'Neill's Scion. The driver of the tractor-trailer, and the other vehicle have no reported injuries.


for Thomas O'Neill says along with being currently enrolled at VT, he was also a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.


page has been started to support his family through this time of tragedy.

O'Neill was studying Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Visitation services for Thomas will be held Friday, May 24th from 4 pm- 8 pm at Thomas P. Mooney Funeral Home located at 11 Elm St., Nassau, New York.

For more information about the memory of Thomas O'Neill, please refer to the obituary for

According to the Pennsylvania State Police release, they are asking people with any information surrounding this incident to call 717-865-2194.