John Turnmire, Jr Obituary, Death – The Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal work zone crash in Washington County. According to VSP, the crash happened October 24 when the driver of a 2004 Buick LeSabre traveling west on Route 58 near Abingdon failed to stop at an active work zone and crashed into a construction vehicle (2015 Volvo A25G Articulated Hauler).
Police indicate there was a highway construction worker standing alongside the roadway who had signaled for westbound traffic to stop.
The driver, identified as John Turnmire, Jr., 77, of Damascus, Virginia, was taken to Johnson City Medical Center for treatment. He died on Monday.
No other injuries were reported.