Tractor-trailer crashes into house in Carroll County, driver killed

Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper C.W. Keesling is investigating a single-vehicle crash in Carroll County. The crash occurred at approximately 10 a.m., Friday (Jan. 5) in the 6700 block of Carrollton Pike/Route 58.

A 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.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Johnathan D. Harding, 40, of Jacksonville, Fla., died at the scene.

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.

From Virginia State Police