Grottoes Teen Dies After Accident

By: Chay Lee
By: Chay Lee

A Grottoes teen has died of his injuries after a strange accident in Broadway.

After being in the hospital for almost a week, 19-year-old Justin Thomas died Tuesday night at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Thomas was working on a traffic light at the intersection of Route 42 and 259 in Broadway last week.

A tractor trailer approached the intersection and struck the bucket containing Thomas.

His mother says the things she will miss the most are his stubbornness and his sense of humor.

"You can't describe Justin. There is something there that you just can?t put a finger on. And a lot of people have told us that," says his mother Mollie Thomas.

Thomas says her son died doing what he loved.

His funeral will be at noon on Saturday at the Blessed Sacrament Church in Harrisonburg.


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