Police Identify Tractor Trailer Driver Killed in Roanoke County Accident

The Roanoke County Police Department released the name of a man who died in a tractor-trailer crash in Roanoke County on December 5, 2018. 

Officials say Jeffery Sutherlin of Check was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The accident occurred on Catawba Valley Drive at Keffer Road.  The tractor-trailer had been traveling southbound on Catawba Valley Drive when it ran off the ride side of the road.  The truck struck a telephone police and then a tree before coming to rest. 

Police say Sutherlin was wearing a seat belt and drugs were not a factor in the crash.  

According to Appalachian Power, the accident left 88 people in the crash area without power. 

The crash remains under investigation. 

Photo:  Roanoke County Public Information Office

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