VSP: Driver dies after tractor-trailer crashes, catches on fire in Wythe County

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police are investigating after a tractor-trailer driver died following a fiery crash in Wythe County overnight.

According to Virginia State Police, a state trooper responded to the single-vehicle crash in Wythe County at 1:09 a.m. on Sunday, July 12.

Police say a northbound tractor-trailer ran off the left side I-81 at mile marker 63, struck the guardrail and bridge, went over the bridge, and caught on fire.

The tractor-trailer driver died at the scene of the crash, according to authorities. In addition, the fire reportedly destroyed the commercial vehicle.

Virginia State Police says the crash is part of an ongoing investigation.

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