Young VA Woman Killed In Wythe County I-81 Crash Involving Young Kids, Horse, Identified

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WYTHEVILLE, VA. (THECOUNT) — Wytheville, VA, woman, Danielle M. Reeves, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Interstate 81 crash in Wythe County.

Reeves, 25, was traveling in a 2014 Chevrolet Equinox on I-81 in Wythe County late Monday morning when she exited the roadway for an unknown reason. Reeves crossed centerlines and struck a Chevrolet Silverado that was towing a horse trailer.

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The impact of the collision sent both vehicles off the side of the roadway and through the guardrail, down an embankment and into a ditch.

Reeves was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two 5-year-old female passengers and a 3-year-old female passenger were flown to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

It was noted in an accident report that Reeves was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The 36-year-old male driver of the Silverado and his wife were transported to Wythe County Community Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. Both were wearing seat belts. The couple is from Maryland. source

The horse in the trailer did not survive the crash and died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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