A 2017 Honda Civic was traveling east in the westbound lanes of Route 58 near Route 614 when it collided head on with a 2009 Chevrolet 2500 pick-up truck. The Honda driver – Benjamin C. Ratliff, 21, of Swords Creek, Va. – was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.
Kevin M. Horton, 45, of Russell County, who was driving the pick-up, was transported via MedFlight to Bristol Regional Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.