Police identify driver in tractor-trailer fatality


By David Broyles - dbroyles@thecarrollnews.com



This was the scene on Route 58 following a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer which left the road and struck a house. The driver of the truck was identified as Johnathan D. Harding, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida. State police were assisted at the scene by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Galax Fire Department, Carroll County Fire and EMS, and Pipers Gap Rescue Squad.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

First responders remove a rail from the front porch of a home as they make their way to the driver. Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper C.W. Keesling is investigating the incident which occurred at approximately 10 a.m., January 5 in the 6700 block of Carrollton Pike/Route 58.


David Broyles | The Carroll News

The Virginia State Police have released the name of a tractor-trailer driver killed in a single-vehicle accident Friday morning. The driver of the tractor-trailer, Johnathan D. Harding, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida, died at the scene.

Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper C.W. Keesling is investigating the incident which occurred at approximately 10 a.m., January 5 in the 6700 block of Carrollton Pike/Route 58.

Information supplied by the Department indicates the tractor-trailer was traveling west on Carrollton Pike when it ran off the right side of the highway and crashed into a house. The house is a vacant residence, so no one was inside at the time of the crash. Weather conditions are believed to have played no part in the accident.

State police were assisted at the scene by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Galax Fire Department, Carroll County Fire and EMS, and Pipers Gap Rescue Squad.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

This was the scene on Route 58 following a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer which left the road and struck a house. The driver of the truck was identified as Johnathan D. Harding, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida. State police were assisted at the scene by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Galax Fire Department, Carroll County Fire and EMS, and Pipers Gap Rescue Squad.
https://www.thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_DSC04855.jpgThis was the scene on Route 58 following a single-vehicle accident involving a tractor-trailer which left the road and struck a house. The driver of the truck was identified as Johnathan D. Harding, 40, of Jacksonville, Florida. State police were assisted at the scene by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Galax Fire Department, Carroll County Fire and EMS, and Pipers Gap Rescue Squad. David Broyles | The Carroll News

First responders remove a rail from the front porch of a home as they make their way to the driver. Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper C.W. Keesling is investigating the incident which occurred at approximately 10 a.m., January 5 in the 6700 block of Carrollton Pike/Route 58.
https://www.thecarrollnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_DSC04866.jpgFirst responders remove a rail from the front porch of a home as they make their way to the driver. Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper C.W. Keesling is investigating the incident which occurred at approximately 10 a.m., January 5 in the 6700 block of Carrollton Pike/Route 58. David Broyles | The Carroll News

By David Broyles

dbroyles@thecarrollnews.com

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