Police ID 1 Fatality In Va. Multi-Vehicle Accident; 3 Md. Drivers Injured

POWHATAN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have identified one of three people killed in a five-vehicle accident in Powhatan County.

Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar says Russell R. Abel Jr., 23, of Chesterfield was the driver of a dump truck hauling sludge that crossed the center line and hit a log truck head on.

The log truck’s driver and a passenger also were killed. They have not been identified.

Two flat-bed trailers and another dump truck hauling sludge also were involved in Monday’s accident on U.S. 60. The drivers of those vehicles were injured. Molnar identified them as 25-year-old Dray D. Jones and 63-year-old James B. Dabney, both of Cumberland, and Michael W. Steis of Brandywine, Md.

The investigation is continuing.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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  1. ballsohardclub says:

    Dump truck drivers are the most reckless stupid imbeciles on the road today. They have the equivalent of an 4th grade education, smell & are just foul people.

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