UPDATE 3:33 A.M.: The southbound exit from I-581 to I-81 remains closed until the crash can be removed.
Virginia State Police say a Volvo tractor trailer was traveling north on I- 81, when it ran off the right side of the roadway, struck the guardrail, and fell off the bridge; approximately 40 feet to the ground.
State police say they are still trying to contact next of kin.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. It is still under investigation.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) –Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal tractor-trailer crash in Roanoke County.
According to troopers on the scene, a tractor-trailer flipped off the I-81 overpass into a ditch alongside I-581. The crash site is at the intersection of I-581 and I-81 southbound.
One person was killed.
No information about how the crash happened or what caused it was released.
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