ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A fatal crash investigation is underway after a pickup truck overturned and was hit by a minivan along I-81 in Rockbridge County Saturday night, leaving two people dead and two injured.
According to Virginia State Police, the two-vehicle crash took place at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18 on I-81, about two tenths of a mile north of East Midland Trail.
Police say a northbound 2002 Toyota Tacoma was heading onto the interstate from the entrance ramp when it crossed the northbound travel lanes, hit the guardrail, overturned, and came to rest in the roadway.
Then, a 2012 Chrysler Town & Country — which was also traveling north on I-81 — reportedly hit the Toyota.
Both the driver and the passenger of the Toyota — identified by authorities as 33-year-old Dustin Edward Breeden of Buena Vista, and 29-year-old Gregory James Boothroyd of Lexington, respectively — were both wearing their seatbelts at the time, but they died at the scene of the crash.
Meanwhile, the driver and the passenger of the Chrysler were also wearing their seatbelts and were transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries from the collision, according to officials.
As of this writing, this fatal crash is still under investigation, Virginia State Police say.