Southbound sedan in the wrong direction meets northbound tractor-trailer; two in car roasted ‘beyond recognition’
PARKSLEY, VA. — One of the most common reasons why drivers operate on the wrong side of the highway in the wee hours of the morning is due to impaired driving. This is another story of mayhem on area highways that took two lives.
At approximately 1:12 AM, on this date, Eastern Shore 911 Dispatch contacted the Virginia State Police to investigate a two vehicle accident with injuries in the town of Parksley (20147 Lankford Highway) in Accomack County.
Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya reports that State Police arrived on the scene of a two-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer and a sedan. The sedan, a 2001 Kia, was fully engulfed, shutting down all lanes of Route 13/Lankford Highway.
Kia sedan was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 13 when it struck the 1995 Peterbilt tractor trailer head on.
Upon extinguishing the fire, it was found that two individuals were fatally killed in the car fire. Preliminary investigations reveal that the Kia sedan was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Route 13 when it struck the 1995 Peterbilt tractor trailer head on.
Individuals in the sedan were burned beyond recognition and attempts are being made to not only identify the individuals but to locate family members for proper notification.
Police say this is still an active investigation and updates will be provided once they become available.