Victim identified after fatal crash Monday morning on U.S. 221/Forest Road in Bedford County

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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Huddleston man is dead following a crash with a tractor-trailer in far northeast Bedford County on Monday.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) originally reported the northbound right lane and right shoulder were closed on U.S. Route 221 near Cottontown Road and Route 621 East in Forest as a result of the crash.

However, as of 12:34 p.m. on Monday, June 29, VDOT says the accident has been cleared and traffic is flowing again.

Virginia State Police on scene tell WFXR News that Horace William Ellis of Huddleston ran into the back end of a Penske tractor-trailer just before 10 a.m. He died at the scene. There was no one else in the Volkswagen driven by Ellis. The truck driver was not injured.

Police say the crash investigation could take weeks to complete.

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