BRISTOL, Tenn. — Two southern West Virginia residents died Saturday night in a vehicle crash on Interstate 81 in Bristol, Tennessee.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol said Carl Osburn, 54, of Princeton, drove his tractor-trailer into the rear of a car being driven by Dennis Dawson, 81, of Beckley.

Police say the collision sent both vehicles across two lanes of traffic and into a concrete median. Both drivers died within a few hours after the crash.

Dawson’s wife, Connie, 75, was in critical condition at a Bristol hospital.


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