January 28, 2023

3 killed in Virginia bus-tractor-trailer crash

A bus and a tractor-trailer collided overnight on a Virginia highway. Killing three passengers outside Colonial Williamsburg, officials said Friday.

Two men and a woman died in a crash around 1:38 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 64 in York County, authorities said.

“The vehicles collided as the passenger bus veered into the path of the tractor-trailer,” the state police said in a statement.

“The impact of the crash caused the tractor-trailer to run off the left side of the interstate and continue onto the median where it struck an embankment.”

All three victims were passengers on the bus, and both drivers appear to have survived, a state police representative said.

There was no one in the commercial bus – a driver and 23 passengers Wear a seatbelt When their coach met with an accident, police said.

Emergency crews at the scene of a crash on Interstate 64 in York County on Dec. 16, 2022. Virginia State Police via AP

The names of the three dead have not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The crash happened about a mile east of Exit 242, which connects I-64 to Virginia State Route 199. The crash site is north of Williamsburg. One of America’s oldest cities and former capital of the colony.