By MELINDA WILLIAMS
An Ashburn truck driver involved in an October crash on I-81 that claimed the life of a Naval officer has been indicted by a Pulaski County grand jury.
According to indictments released Wednesday, 49-year-old Manrajbir Singh Kang is charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving involving a death.
Virginia State Police First Sgt. Mike Honaker said in October that Kang was driving a tractor-trailer that collided with the rear of a 2006 Ford Escape driven by Lt. Commander Sharon Marie Tate, 47, of Woodbridge. Tate had slowed for traffic that had almost come to a stop due to a work zone when her SUV was shoved into the rear of a flatbed tractor-trailer, then crushed between both trucks.
Tate died at the scene of the Pulaski County crash, near the Wythe County line.
Honaker attributed the wreck to “driver inattention.”