Matthew Frazier Killed in Truck Accident in Roanoke County, VA
Roanoke County, VA -- June 28, 2022, Matthew Frazier was killed due to an accident where a truck hit Frazier.
Investigators were called to a work zone in the area of the I-81 and I-581 interchange at around 2:30 a.m.
According to reports, a 54-year-old Matthew Frazier was in construction equipment which was being loaded onto a trailer. After getting out of the construction vehicle, it appears a tractor-trailer hit Frazier, then continued driving northbound.
Frazier sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. Reports say Frazier had a traffic vest on at the time of the collision. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Matthew Frazier Truck Accident in Roanoke County
If it's true that the truck involved here just left the scene, then extensive efforts must be taken to identify that driver. While it's possible they didn't even realize there was a collision, it's also possible they shirked their responsibility or perhaps even had other serious mistakes they wanted to hide.
I handled a situation a while back, for example, where someone saw our reports on a hit-and-run and called us. Of all people, it was the truck driver's girlfriend who had been in the truck at the time. She testified that he was high on meth, which is why he fled the scene. Thanks to that person doing the right thing after seeing our reports, a family got the answers and the resolution they deserved. That's why continued efforts here will surely lead to some progress in getting this man's loved ones the answers they need.