Thursday, June 05, 2014

Three Northern Va. residents killed, one injured in deadly I-81 crash

(Jun 05, 2014, (WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJLA))) - Three residents of the local area were killed and one was seriously injured in a freeway crash in Washington County Tuesday evening.

A medical helicopter transports the sole survivor of the crash from the Toyota to a hospital. (Photo: Ted Overbay/WJHL)

According to Virginia State police, Abenezer D. Thewdros, 19, and Abel N. Avele, 19, both of Arlington, and Alemu S. Ameha, 25, of Alexandria, were killed when a Toyota Avalon ran off the side of the I-81 freeway near the 34-mile marker and slammed into a tractor-trailer parked on the side of the road.

State police were called to the scene of the accident at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday. Trooper R.W. Addison said a tractor-trailer traveling south on I-81 experienced a flat tire, and pulled off to the side of the road to inspect the tire.

As the tractor-trailer's driver and passenger were walking back to the cab of the truck to inspect the tire, a Toyota Avalon ran off the left side of I-81. Read more from abc News »

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