2 Dead Following 2-Vehicle Crash Near Hoskins

WAYNE - Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash east of Hoskins on Highway 35.  At about 3:25 Sunday afternoon, an elderly Emerson couple, Verlyn and Marvel Lukens, ages 85 and 77 respectively, died when their eastbound pickup driven by Verlyn, lost control, crossed the center line and was struck broadside, by a westbound SUV driven by 45-year-old Robbi Johnson of Norfolk.  Johnson was transported to Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.  Wayne County Sheriff’s Officials blame poor weather conditions for the accident.  All three individuals were wearing seatbelts.