I-81 South in Roanoke County reopens after fatal tractor trailer crash Sunday morning

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Interstate 81 southbound reopened Sunday afternoon after an hours long closure due to a fatal crash.

It happened around 10:40 a.m. at MM 135.5. Virginia State Police say a tractor trailer overturned in the median and the driver was trapped inside.

VSP identifies the driver as Alan Everett Peck, 52, of Leesburg, Florida. They add he was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene. A passenger was flown to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

Delays will remain, according to VDOT.

The crash remains under investigation.

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