40-year-old man dies in Wythe County I-81 tractor-trailer crash

WYTHE COUNTY, Va. – A 40-year-old man is dead after a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 in Wythe County, according to Virginia State Police.

Authorities said the accident happened just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday at the 60 mile-marker when a 1995 Volvo tractor-trailer was going north, ran off the left side of the road, hit an embankment and overturned.

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The driver, Gerald Camper Jr., died at the scene, police said. He was from Bristol, Tenn.

The crash remains under investigation.

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