More Details Emerge of 95 Car and Truck Pile-Up that Left Three Dead at Fancy Gap, VA
It has been a grim week for fatal car crashes in Virginia. As the names of the deceased from two large accidents, are released, we are coming to learn of some of the promising lives cut short by tragedy.
Andrew Katbi, was a third-year student at Duke University’s School of Law, according to the Duke Chronicle.
He died Sunday in a car accident on Interstate 77 near the Virginia-North Carolina state border when 95 vehicles were involved in a pile-up in foggy conditions. Virginia State Police, said many motorists were driving too fast for the conditions. The Duke Chronicle reported Andrew Katbi was heading back to Duke from a camping trip in Virginia when he “rear-ended a tractor-trailer.”
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The 24-year-old from Delphos, Ohio is survived by his mother, father, sister and girlfriend of five years. According to reports Andrew Katbi was exceptionally intelligent and had a caring heart.
As an experienced Virginia and North Carolina injury lawyer I am always saddened to read about the loss of a young life on the roads and Virginia. Police later confirmed fog did play a major role in the I-77 crash on the Virginia/North Carolina border at Fancy Gap.
However, according to WCNC.com, Virginia State Police Sgt. Mike Conroy said that drivers “were just going too fast,” for the foggy conditions.
As well as the three people who were killed, 25 others were injured in this tragic crash that involved a fire.
Just days later five people were killed in a wrong way crash on another Virginia interstate – I-85 in Brunswick County, VA.
If you have been injured by the fault of another you should contact a Virginia car accident attorney for a free consultation.
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