UPDATE: A man is dead after a crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County.
It happened on May 22 at 5:07 a.m.
Virginia State Police say a Toyota Matrix was going south on I-81 at the 129.6 mile marker when it ran off the left side of the road. The vehicle hit an embankment and overturned, ejecting the driver.
The driver was in the road in the northbound, left hand travel lane when he was hit by a Chevy Colorado which was going north on I-81.
The Toyota was driven by Adam Ring from Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to the hospital where he later died.
The driver of the Chevy was not hurt.
Here is the press release:
MONTGOMERY Co, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper L. B. Umberger is investigating a fatal crash which occurred on May 22, 2017 at 5:07 a.m. on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County.
A 2005 Toyota Matrix was traveling south on Interstate 81 at the 129.6 mile marker when the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle struck an embankment and overturned, ejecting the driver. The driver came to rest on the roadway in the northbound, left hand, travel lane. The driver of the 2005 Toyota and was then struck by a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado which was traveling north on Interstate 81.
The 2005 Toyota was driven by Adam Cassell Ring, 34, of Harrisonburg, Va. Mr. Ring was not wearing his seatbelt and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and later died of injuries received in the crash.
The driver of the 2006 Chevrolet was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.
Virginia State Police say they responded to a call around 5:07 AM Monday.
They say a man was driving on the southbound side of I-81 near the Ironto exit when his car swerved into the median.
The driver was then ejected from his car into the northbound lanes where he was hit by a pick up truck.
Police say a female passenger was also in the car which went into the median.
The driver was taken to Roanoke memorial hospital with critical injuries.
The passenger was transported to a hospital.
Virginia State Police are still investigating and a cause of the crash is unknown at this time.