Update: Victim identified in deadly crash in Russell County


UPDATE: VSP has identified the victim as 22-year-old Justin L. Miller of Honaker, Virginia.

Police say he lost control while traveling west on Route 80, crossed the center line and hit a tractor-trailer heading eastbound head on.

Miller was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police say both drivers were wearing their seatbelts, and the investigation remains under investigation.


The Virginia State Police confirmed one person has died following a head-on crash involving an 18-wheeler and compact car in Russell County Thursday afternoon.

The report said the wreck occurred just before 3:30 p.m. on Route 80 near Honaker.

The investigation is still under investigation.