Victim identified in fatal Wise County crash

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Authorities have released the name of the woman killed in an early Thursday morning crash.

According to Virginia State Police, 41-year-old Michaela S. Maine of Pound was killed.

Police said Maine was driving 2006 Toyota 4Runner was going north on Route 23 when it ran off the right side of the highway in Wise County. Maine overcorrected which caused the SUV to cross back into the northbound lanes and run off the left side of Route 23. The Toyota continued through the median and hit a 2010 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck head-on. The impact caused the Toyota to go off the side of the southbound lanes and down an embankment. The Chevrolet then collided with a 2016 Kia going southbound.

The two drivers of the other two vehicles were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Wise County.

We have learned one person is dead after a serious three-vehicle crash.

Two other people were taken to the hospital. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

It happened along US-23 near the Indian Creek Flea Market shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday.

Southbound lanes of US-23 are shut down at this time.

Accident reconstruction teams are en route to the scene.

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