Khamid Eshkobilov, Ricky G. Hammond Injured in Accident at I-81 and I-77 in Wythe County, VA

April 15, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Khamid Eshkobilov, Ricky G. Hammond
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

77 I-81, Draper, Wythe County, VA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Virginia State Police
Vehicles Involved
I-81 and I-77
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer in an emergency lane was rear-ended by another tractor-trailer

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a crash that injured two people at I-81 and I-77 in Wythe County, VA on April 15th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 9:50 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer parked in an emergency lane was rear ended by a second tractor-trailer, the impact causing both trucks to catch fire. Authorities say both drivers were hospitalized, the second driver, identified as 34-year-old Khamid Eshkobilov with serious injuries. The first driver, identified as 29-year-old Ricky Hammond, had minor injuries, reports say, and was allegedly cited for improper stopping on a highway. Additional information was not immediately available.

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