Man dies after rear-ending logging truck in Tazewell County

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WSLS 10) – One mean is dead after rear-ending a tractor-trailer.

Police say it happened on Monday at 4:20 p.m., on Route 460, when 31-year-old Brandon Blevins had just made a legal U-turn on Route 460.

He pulled off onto the right shoulder to complete the turn, and as he began to merge into the eastbound lanes, he pulled the truck in front of 68-year-old Michael Reynolds.

Police say Reynolds was unable to avoid the logging truck and rear-ended it.

He was taken to Tazewell Community Hospital where he died later that night.

Blevins was not injured in the crash and was charged with failure to yield the right of way.

The crash remains under investigation.

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