Franklin County car crash death of Ruby Zelma Gusler and Wallace Lester Gusler – Obituary
The elderly couple killed in an accident along Route 220 in Franklin County on Thursday have been named by Virginia State Police as Ruby Zelma Gusler and Wallace Lester Gusler.
The collision occurred on Fork Mountain Road at about 5:29 p.m., according to police.
Wallace Lester Gusler, 90, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Cruze nearing Route 220 when he failed to surrender the right-of-way. The car was subsequently struck by a northbound 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer.
Wallace’s wife, 86-year-old Ruby Zelma Gusler, was a passenger in the car at the time of the accident. According to VSP, both perished at the spot.
According to authorities, both people were wearing seat belts.
There are no charges pending at this time, and the collision is still being investigated.