Abenezer D. Thewdros, 19, Abel N. Ayele, 19, and Alemu S. Ameha, 25, killed, and Arketsadik Yilma, 19, injured in crash with tractor trailer on Interstate 81 on June 3.
Three NoVa Men Killed in Crash on I-81
Car hits parked tractor-trailer in Southwest Va.; 3 killed
Virginia State Police say three people are dead after a car slid into a tractor-trailer parked along Interstate 81 in Washington County.
State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the southbound tractor-trailer's driver pulled the rig off onto the shoulder after it had a flat tire.
Geller says a southbound car ran off the interstate's left side and its driver overcorrected. The car then slid sideways and hit the tractor-trailer's rear.
The car's driver, 19-year-old Abenezer D. Thewdros of Arlington, and two passengers were killed. Geller identified the passengers as 19-year-old Abel N. Ayele of Arlington and 25-year-old Alemu S. Ameha of Alexandria.
Another passenger, 19-year-old Arketsadik Yilma of Alexandria, was hospitalized with suffered serious injuries.
Geller says the tractor-trailer's driver and a passenger weren't injured.
The accident occurred Tuesday evening.
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