PRINCETON, W.Va. — A second state Parkways Authority worker injured in a Thursday collision on the West Virginia Turnpike has died.
According to state police, Richard Lambert, 21, of Kegley, died Friday in a Roanoke, Va., hospital. Fellow Parkways worker Nathan Thompson, 42, also of Kegley, died at the crash scene in Mercer County at around 3:40 p.m. Thursday.
Lambert, Thompson and a third Parkways worker, Ethan Kestner, 19, of Princeton, were outside their work vehicles near Camp Creek when, according to troopers, a tractor trailer being driven southbound by James Crandall, 52, of Reesville, Ohio, hit the trio and a Parkways truck.
Kestner remains hospitalized in critical condition. Crandall was not injured.
A state police investigation continues.