UPDATE: VSP identifies man killed after tractor-trailer accident Sunday in Russell County

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UPDATE – Virginia State Trooper J.A. Stiltner responded to the scene of a pedestrian who was struck by a tractor-trailer Sunday.

VSP released the name of the victim as William Eugene Dixon, 44, of Castlewood, who died at the scene. He was dressed in all dark clothing, the report released to News Channel 11 said.

The report from VSP also said that the tractor-trailer driver, a 57-year-old male from Abingdon, Va., was not injured in the crash. 

The crash remains under investigation. No charges have been placed.  


UPDATE – Virginia State Police have confirmed that the pedestrian died at the scene after being struck by a tractor-trailer in the eastbound lanes of Route 58 near Route 671 in Russell County Sunday.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction and Motor Carrier Safety teams responded to the scene, according to Shelby Crouch of the VSP.


RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A pedestrian was hit by a tractor-trailer on Highway 58 in Russell County late Sunday night.

According to Russell County EMA Director Jess Powers, the accident occurred on Highway 58 near Honaker Chapel Road at 10:35 p.m.

According to Powers, the driver of the truck called 911 saying that he had hit someone walking down the road.

The driver told dispatchers that the pedestrian was badly injured.

Stay tuned with News Channel 11 online and on-air for updates.

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