Deadly Week on Virginia Roads: 15 Dead | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Today ends a deadly week on Virginia’s roads, which has left 15 dead. 

Thursday night 3 members of a Canadian family were killed on I-77 when their SUV crossed the median and was struck by a tractor-trailer.  Earlier that morning, a three vehicle crash on I-95 near Stafford left a 58 year old man dead.  Also Thursday, a Gretna resident was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Pittsylvania County. 

Earlier in the week, a father, mother, and their 7 year old daughter were killed in a Wythe County wreck.  The family had two other daughters, 10 and 4, who were seriously injured in the crash when the family’s SUV veered over the median and crossed into a northbound lane, directly in front of a tractor trailer.

This week’s fatalities bring the death toll for the year to 387, about 20% lower than the 471 deaths Virginia saw at the same time last year.