FANCY GAP — No charges have been filed in connection to an ongoing accident investigation by Virginia State Trooper D.A. Phipps that resulted in a man being airlifted Wednesday night.
The two-vehicle accident, between a pickup and a tractor-trailer, caused one man to be airlifted for treatment with serious injuries. Information supplied by the Virginia State Police indicates the accident happened after 6 p.m. when a 2010 Volvo tractor-trailer driven by 41-year old Edmond Job of Orlando, Fla. was struck from behind by a 2001 GMC 3500 series pickup driven by 35-year old Dee Kershaw of Boone, N.C.
According to Phipps, the two vehicles were traveling north on I-77 near the 6.8 mile-marker with the tractor-trailer moving uphill between 15 mph to 25 mph. Although Phipps declined to comment on causes for the incident, pending further investigation, he confirmed speed may have been a factor in the collision. He said weather was not a factor in the accident.
Phipps said Kershaw was flown to Winston-Salem, N.C. by AirCare for treatment of serious but not life threatening injuries following a prolonged extrication effort. The pickup suffered major damage while damage to the tractor-trailer was limited to the rear section of the trailer.