William Jake Widener

William Jake Widener,a  truck driver in VDOT's Abingdon Residency, was killed on November 15, 1953, when the pick-up truck he was driving was struck by a train at a grade crossing on Route 75 in Abingdon. He was on patrol duty to clear highways of dead animals. He was 21 years old and had worked for the highway Department three and a half years. He is survived by his wife and two children.