Isaac Petersheim Killed in Accident at I-81 in Wythe County, VA

January 19, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Isaac Petersheim
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-81, Lexington, Wythe County, VA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Virginia State Police
Vehicles Involved
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with a parked truck in a shoulder

What Happened

State Police identified the person killed in a collision on I-81 in Wythe County, VA on January 19th, 2023. Officers say 28-year-old Isaac Petersheim was headed northbound in a tractor-trailer that veered from the road for unclear reasons. It struck second truck parked in a shoulder before veering from the road and overturning. Petersheim suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The other driver, 45-year-old Edward Opoku, was not injured.

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