Name released of driver killed in Wise County, VA tanker crash

We now know the name of a man killed in a gas tanker crash Friday in Wise County, Virginia.

The Bristol Herald Courier reports 39 year old Wesley Keith Rhoton of Gate City was driving the tanker on U.S. 23 when it caught fire and crashed.

Officials say the road was closed near Robo's Drive-in for about six hours.

The paper reports Rhoton worked for Barger Leasing company.

No word on what caused the fire or led to the crash.


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