Wrong way driver killed in crash on SR 67 near Martinsville

MORGAN COUNTY – Accident investigators are working to determine what led to a fatal crash.

The crash shut down State Road 67 just outside of Martinsville for several hours Monday.

Police said a driver was driving the wrong way down State Road 67 and hit another driver. The second driver was airlifted to an area hospital and is expected to live.

The driver who was going the wrong way was killed in the accident. His or her identity hasn’t been released yet.

Investigators said they think drugs may have played a role. They’re waiting on toxicology reports to confirm that.

Photo credit: Derek Johnson via Facebook

24 comments

  • Graham wells)

    When will people learn to slow down and stop texting or phoning when thay drive how many lives could be saved we need much stiffer penaltys for offenders

    • anonymous

      Why do dumb asses like you assume they were on the phone.e or texting. I don’t see anything in this story that said that.

      • Chris

        No, it actually said the driver was going south in the northbound lane. I hardly think you could make that kind of mistake while texting or on the phone. They may find that alcohol was involved or that an elderly driver became confused. (those are my thoughts) I'm sure we'll know more by morning.

  • Gary

    It said on the local radio station the person driving the wrong way that caused the wreck was driving at a very high rate of speed and it sounded like from witnesses he did it on purpose so my guess is a suicied. But yes I agree how people just want to blurt stuff out like texting, that's how rumors get started by dummy's that have no brains and assume everything.

      • Angela Hiner

        Do you even know what you are talkin about? I would say that you dont!!!! Stupid people like you who do not know what they are talking about but love to spread what they think they know… Why dont you find out FACTS before you speak on something you know nothing about!!!!

      • TRACY

        judy had no intestions to kill her self or her kids !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT SAY ANOTHER JUDY KIRBY WHO EVER THE HELL YOU ARE!!!! I KNOW HER VERY WELL YOU ALL WILL SEE IN TIME THAT SHE WILL COME!!!!!! ITS JUST A MATTER OF TIME I HOPE SOMEDAY YOU ALL WILL BE JUDGED AND CONVITED FOR SOMETHING YOU DIDNT DO !!!!! JUDGE NOT TILL YOU ARE JUDGED!!!!!!!!!!! GOT IT!!!!! BEFORE I CLOSE, MAY GOD HAVE MERCIE ON YOUR SOUL.YOU SHALL MEET YOUR MAKER SOME DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!SO LEAVE HER THE HELL OUT OF IT!!!! GOT IT!!!!!!!

  • none

    maybe instead of pointing fingers – making unwarrented assumptions – and "barking" at each other about unknown details we all should be praying for the families and friends affected by this horible accident. Ya Think.

  • Katie

    Has anyone thought that possibly the person had a massive stroke or heart attack when the person was driving?? I will keep these families in my thoughts.

    • guest

      No heart attack…he carjacked the car and was fleeing, he was driving the wrong way intentionally and severely injured an innocent man in the process.

  • Buffy

    I think we can all agree that texting and driving isn't wise or safe but nothing in this article even suggested that was the case here. I feel bad for the families of those involved and will be praying for them all.

  • Anonymous

    Haha. Another Judy Kirby. Maybe she will use this for her appeal. About how dangerous this road is and how it’s not her fault. You killed your kids and I hope you rot in hell.

    • ANONYMOUNS

      BITCH YOU WILL ROT IN HELL, I KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!! YOU DONT HAVE THE BALLS TO TELL YOUR NAME BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SHE WILL COME HOME WATCH HAHAHA!! THAT BITCH!!!!!

  • Tammy

    I'm a little curious as to whether or not anyone commenting is above the age of 10? All you can do is ridicule each other and call each other names. This was a very unfortunate thing that happened, and all involved need prayer, especially the family of the deceased.

  • Bill

    I saw the aftermath of this accident and was shocked at the condition of the vehicles. I knew there was death in the area and went home in tears. I pray for those who must deal with the loss they suffered. Speed kills and so to all I ask that they slow down and know where you are at all times while driving. Listen to your instincts and perhaps you can avoid the fate these drivers encountered.

  • old freind

    i no the drive of the car. He was a freind that always had trouble in his life drugs and other stuff he was young and he also has a little 3yr old girl. JT was not all that bad of a person if u knew him.(had a lot of issue w/drug abuse) He did carjack someone after a fight with his mother. and was running from the police at a very high rate of speed 100 plus. As its sad to see a friend lose his life. but he now put another person life up to god and i feel for thier family. JT that was really stupid!!!!!

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