Fatal Roanoke Truck Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

by Staff Blogger | June 13th, 2013

June 13, 2013

Roanoke Truck Accident yesterday afternoon was responsible for claiming the lives of two people and leaving two others injured. Records show the crash happened along I-581, near Valley View Road.

According to an article from ABC 13 News, the 34-year-old driver of a maroon Ford Taurus was traveling northbound along the highway when he suddenly cut in front of a tractor-trailer driven by a 36-year-old man. The truck driver attempted to avoid a collision with the sedan by crossing the median of the highway. He ended up in the southbound lanes, and he collided head-on with another big rig. Three other vehicles then struck the rear of the southbound semi-truck.

The impact of the collision claimed the lives of both truck drivers. Meanwhile, the female driver of one of the other vehicles involved was taken to the hospital for treatment to injuries, along with the driver of the Ford.

Testing later determined the driver of the Ford was under the influence at the time of the crash. He was then placed under arrest and charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and DUI. More charges may be filed at a later time.

The Roanoke Personal Injury Lawyers with Skolrood Law Firm recognize the risks posed by drinking and driving. That’s why the firm asks motorists to never get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming any amount of alcohol.