Pickup truck driver killed in I-81 wreck (Updated with Identification)

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Posted: October 10, 2013

The Winchester Star

The driver of this vehicle was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 at the Stephens City exit (No. 307). State Police Sgt. F.L. Tyler said the 2008 Ford four-wheel drive truck struck the back of a tractor-trailer that had stopped on the shoulder. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
A crew from Brian Omps Towing and Repair cleans up debris from a fatal accident involving a pickup truck and tractor-trailer. The accident occurred at about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon on the southbound lanes of Interstate 81, just south of the Stephens City exit. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Traffic in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 was reduced to one lane as the result of the accident. Drivers in the area of the crash who exited from the interstate at Stephens City and headed west, also had to cope with a malfunctioning traffic light at Fairfax and Main streets, where the town’s police were directing traffic.

UPDATED WITH Identification (10:30 a.m.)

STEPHENS CITY
— The driver of a southbound pickup truck was killed in an accident on Interstate 81 Wednesday afternoon that backed up traffic north...



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