Ruben Valdez III Kiled in Accident at I-81 in Augusta County, VA

January 9, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Ruben Valdez III
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

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

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Virginia State Police
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-trailer, Dodge Challenger
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with a Dodge Challenger

What Happened

Virginia State Police are investigating a crash that killed a person at I-81 in Augusta County, VA on January 9th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 6 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer and Dodge Challenger were involved in a collision with traveling southbound. The impact pushed the Dodge into a guardrail and its driver, 27-year-old Ruben Valdez III, suffered fatal injuries. Authorities had no additional information to share.

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