Five Die When Wrong Way Pickup Truck Hits Car in Brunswick County, VA
It’s been a grim week on the roads of Virginia. First there was a pile up of 95 vehicles on the I-77 at Fancy Gap that left three motorists dead.
Then just days after five people were killed in a head-on collision on Interstate 85 in Brunswick County.
I deal with crashes all of the time as a Virginia Beach car accident lawyer, but it’s thankfully rare to see as many fatalities as state police reported in the I-85 crash said to be caused by a pick-up truck driving the wrong way.
The 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup hit a Toyota Corolla at about 6 a.m. on April 2, 2013. Sgt. Michelle Anaya of Virginia State Police said 70-year-old Walter Edward Skinner of Richmond was the driver of a 2006 Honda Ridgeline.
“Mr. Walter Edward Skinner, of the 3800 block of Greenbay Road, Richmond, Virginia was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-85. Mr. Skinner was wearing his safety belt and it is still unknown if alcohol was a factor. The other driver and occupants of the 2011 Toyota Corolla have yet to be identified,” she said in a statement.
My thoughts are with the family members of those who died in this horrific case, who have a clear case to bring a wrongful death case against the insurance policy of the deceased pick-up truck driver.
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