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Victims Identified in 95-Vehicle Crash on I-77

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Multiple crashes involving a total of 95 vehicles killed 3 people, sent 25 others to the hospital, and shut down parts of I-77 for hours Sunday. Now investigators have released the identities of the victims.

Virginia State Police say William M. Sosebee, 33, of Allen, Ky., was a passenger in a vehicle that collided with a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of I-77. Sosebee died at the scene.

Kathern Worley, 71, of Iron Station, N.C., was a passenger in a different vehicle that collided with the same tractor-trailer. Worley also died at the scene.

Andrew Katbi, 24, of Delphos, Ohio, was driving a passenger vehicle that rear-ended a tractor-trailer in the southbound lanes of I-77. Katbi also died at the scene.

The crashes all happened within a one mile stretch of I-77 in Carroll County. The first crash sparked a chain reaction of 17 total traffic crashes that involved 95 vehicles.

The cause of the initial crash remains under investigation at this time. No charges have been filed. Investigators believe fog in the Fancy Gap Mountain area played a big factor in the crashes.

Southbound lanes of I-77 were re-opened to through traffic by 11:25 p.m. Sunday.