Thursday, November 12, 2015

Three dead after fatal crash in Buchanan County

Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in the community of Buchanan County.

The crash occurred Wednesday 4:20 P.M. on Route 600 less than a mile west of Route 681.

A 2000 Volkswagen ran off the right side of the road as driver, Justin L. Blevins of Elizabethton, lost control of the vehicle. The car crossed back into the lanes, running off the left side of Route 600 and hitting a tree.

Blevins was flown to the Bristol Regional Medical Center for serious injuries.

Three passengers - Carmela M. Johnson and Blevins’ two sons – 5 year old Justin L. Blevins Jr and 3 year old Jonah Blevins died at scene.

Johnson was wearing a seat belt and the two children were in child seats.


The cause of the crash is under investigation.