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Fatal crash closes portion of Lee Jackson Highway in Bedford Co.

Route 501 is now back open

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BIG ISLAND, Va. – Authorities are investigating a fatal crash in Bedford County.

According to the Big Island Volunteer Fire Department, the crash happened early Saturday morning on Lee Jackson Highway in Coleman Falls. A portion of Route 501 closed while crews investigate and clear the scene. The road reopened around 10 a.m.

No word on what led to the crash or the identity of the victim(s).

This is a developing story. Stay for the latest.

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McKinley Strother joined the WSLS 10 News team in June 2020. He anchors 10 News at 6 and 11 on Saturdays and Sundays and you'll also catch him reporting during the week.