Broadway Man Dies in Highway Crash

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

WARREN COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- Virginia State Police remain on the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash on Interstate 66 in Warren County. All westbound lanes of I-66 are closed at this time and will remain closed until at least noon as crews work to clear the scene. VDOT has set up a detour to re-route traffic.

At 2:39 a.m. Friday, Trooper W.E. Street was called to the scene at the 11 mile marker on I-66. A Toyota Corolla was traveling west on I-66 when it lost control and spun out in the roadway. The Toyota struck a westbound tanker truck, which then ran off the right side of the interstate and overturned.

The driver of the tanker truck, Warren E. Wood, 61, of Broadway, Va., died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt.

The tanker was loaded with approximately 8,000 gallons of fuel. The tanker did not rupture in the crash. The fuel is now being offloaded so the truck can be up-righted and removed from the scene and the westbound lanes re-opened.

The driver of the Corolla, Hea Yon Kim, 23, of Stephens City, Va., was not injured in the crash. She has been charged with reckless driving.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

VDOT reopened the road at 3:15 p.m on Friday.


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