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One killed in I-81 North wreck involving tractor-trailer, car

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. – State police are investigating a crash that killed a 20-year-old man on I-81 early Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 5 a.m. at mile marker 17 in Washington County when a Nissan 350Z traveling on the Exit 17 ramp to northbound Interstate 81 lost control, crossed over the northbound lanes and hit a tractor-trailer traveling in the left northbound lane of I-81, according to police.

The impact of the crash sent the Nissan into the median. 

The driver of the Nissan, Michael White, 20, of Lebanon, Virginia, died at the scene.

Police say he was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash.

The crash is under investigation.