Friday, April 12, 2013
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A Salem man was killed in a truck/pedestrian accident this morning on Wirtz Road.
Senior Trooper D.H. Cepelnik said the incident occurred at 7:35 a.m. at the Wirtz Road intersection with Alean Rd.
Cepelnik said Grant Robert Plaskon, 49, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 2005 Mack dump truck, driven by Terry Lynn Simmons of Roanoke, was traveling north on Wirtz Road when it rounded a curve and struck Plaskon, Cepelnik said.
The truck was traveling under the speed limit, he said, and no charges were filed.
No other details were available.