Three Virginia residents of Ethiopian origin killed in deadly crash

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJLA) – Three residents of the local area were killed and one was seriously injured in a freeway crash in Washington County Tuesday evening.

According to Virginia State police, Abenezer D. Thewdros, 19, and Abel N. Avele, 19, both of Arlington, and Alemu S. Ameha, 25, of Alexandria, were killed when a Toyota Avalon ran off the side of the I-81 freeway near the 34-mile marker and slammed into a tractor-trailer parked on the side of the road.

State police were called to the scene of the accident at 6:22 p.m. Tuesday.

Trooper R.W. Addison said a tractor-trailer traveling south on I-81 experienced a flat tire, and pulled off to the side of the road to inspect the tire. Read more …

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