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Four dead following crash involving two tractor trailers, four cars


Four people are dead after a multi-vehicle crash in Virginia on Tuesday morning. 

The chain reaction crash happened on May 30th in Montgomery County, Virginia at about 3:30 a.m. on the northbound side of Interstate 81. 

The series of crashes started when a Chevy Equinox towing U-haul trailer lost control and spun. The car and trailer the came to a rest facing the wrong direction on northbound I-81. A Freightliner then struck the spun-out vehicle, which quickly prompted a secondary crash. Eventually, a total of two tractor trailers and four cars were involved in the series of wrecks. 

The driver of the Chevy, 54-year-old Douangpee Amnatkeo, died at the scene. Two passengers in the Chevy also died at the scene and a third was taken to a hospital by helicopter, where they later died. None of the people inside of the Chevy were wearing seat belts, reported Local 21 News.

No further injuries were sustained in the crashes. The incident is still under investigation.


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