The Smyth County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation following a complaint made against one of its deputies earlier this week.
An Interstate 81 traffic crash in Smyth County has claimed at least one life this evening.
Drivers crossing the Interstate 81 bridge over Whitetop Road will know the name Lucas B. Dowell. They’ll also be reminded of the Virginia State Trooper’s ultimate sacrifice.
In the near future, Marion will be equipped with a 39-camera traffic monitoring and event management system that the police chief describes as “beyond state-of-the-art.” The system will be paid for by a $85,000 grant announced Thursday by Gov. Ralph Northam.
Striving to ensure that his life, service and sacrifice will never be forgotten, two prominent places in the county will soon bear the name of Trooper Lucas B. Dowell.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, work will begin in the coming weeks to replace the northbound and southbound Interstate 81 bridges over Rt. 686 (Mulberry Lane) in Smyth County located near Exit 50, the Atkins intersection.
A Lynchburg man was killed Thursday afternoon when his Kenworth tractor-trailer crashed into another truck on Interstate 81 in Marion.
The driver of a tractor trailer hauling transmission parts was not injured when the truck caught on fire while traveling northbound on Interst…