UPDATE: Authorities identify semi-truck driver who died after crashing into Montgomery County home

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UPDATE 1:20 p.m. (9/29/21): The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office has shared the identity of the Floyd County driver who died after crashing a tractor-trailer into a house Tuesday afternoon, leaving two others injured.

Authorities told WFXR News that the driver of the semi-truck — who was pronounced dead at the scene — was 55-year-old Ronald Bolt from Willis.

There is no word on the condition of the person in the passenger car or the person in the house who were hospitalized following the wreck on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

According to the sheriff’s office, the investigation into this fatal crash is still ongoing.


UPDATE 8:36 p.m.: One person was killed and two others were injured in a Montgomery County crash that sent a tractor-trailer into a house Tuesday afternoon, authorities say.

According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, crews were dispatched shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28 for a vehicle crash at the intersection of Riner Road and Childress Road.

The sheriff’s office says units arrived at the scene and found a car that had been hit by a tractor-trailer, but the impact sent the tractor-trailer off the road and into a home.

Authorities say a person in the car and a person in the house were both transported to a local hospital. However, the driver of the tractor-trailer was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office is not releasing the names of the people involved until family members have been notified.

The investigation into this crash is still ongoing.

Route 8 was reopened at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, officials say.


UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a tractor-trailer crash that took the life of one person on Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies told WFXR News that a semi-truck crashed into a house on Tuesday, Sept. 28 in the area of Route 8 near Childress Road in Montgomery County.


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to avoid the area of Route 8 near Childress Road because of a vehicle crash.

According to the sheriff’s office, all southbound traffic is being redirected to Childress Road and all northbound traffic is being sent to Meadow Creek Road.

Deputies are asking people to avoid the area if possible.

This is a developing story.

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