UPDATE: Two victims identified in fatal early morning crash on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County

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UPDATE 2:26 P.M.: Virginia State Police have identified the victims in the fatal Monday morning morning crash on I-81.

David Paul Boileau, 35, of Simpsonville, S.C., was listed as the driver of a 2019 Jeep Cherokee traveling south on I-81 when it ran off the right side of the highway and hit several trees shortly before 3 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, according to VSP. His passenger — identified as 29-year-old Joshua Harrell of the Bronx, New York — was also wearing his seatbelt. Both men died at the scene.

Police are still investigating the crash, but they say speed and driver fatigue are believed to be factors in the crash.

UPDATE 7:15 A.M.: All lanes are back open at mile marker 131.4 on I-81 South in Roanoke County as crews finish clearing the scene of Monday morning’s fatal crash.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — State troopers are working on a Monday morning crash along I-81 South in Roanoke County that led to two fatalities.

Virginia State Police say the crash took place at 2:53 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, at mile marker 131.4 on I-81 South.

According to police, a 2019 Grand Cherokee traveling south ran off the right side of the road and hit several trees, resulting in two deaths.

The right lane of I-81 South will reportedly remain closed until the vehicle can be removed.

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