Man Dies in Traffic Crash in Page County

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

PAGE COUNTY -- A Page County man is dead after a crash involving two cars and a tractor trailer. According to Virginia State Police, the victim is Mike Rucker.

He coached baseball and basketball for years, all mostly as a volunteer.

The crash happened yesterday afternoon in front of Dan's Steakhouse in Page County. Rucker rear ended a tractor trailer and then was rear ended by a pickup truck.

He died at the scene.

Rucker's friend, Tony Weakley, says he was someone you could always count on. He says he drew respect from the players he coached.

"Oh, he had tremendous effect. He was a coach that when he would come into the gym, the players just automatically liked him, and would go to him, and talked to him, and I guarantee you there's a lot of hurt kids here this morning,” said Tony Weakley.

Rucker was 45. He was recently divorced and leaves behind one son and one step-son, according to Weakley.


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