Virginia State Police
A horse trailer being pulled by a southbound pickup shed a wheel that bounced across Interstate 81 and went through the windshield of a northbound tractor-trailer (pictured). The unidentifed driver, who was working for Timco Logistics Systems out of Texas, died at the scene.
Ressler's vehicle was traveling east on Route 283 when a wheel came off his trailer a short distance west of the Route 743 exit, went across the grass median strip and smashed into Clegg's 2009 Honda Accord, police said. Clegg was pronounced dead on the scene.Police said Ressler initiated contact and has been cooperative. Ressler does not face criminal charges, but was charged with vehicle code violations unrelated to the crash, Todd Brown, an assistant Lancaster County district attorney, told the York Daily Record.
BACKGROUND: Brown told the paper Ressler was not criminally charged because
investigators couldn’t determine why the wheel fell off or whether