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Fatal Tractor Trailer Crash on I-81 Tuesday Morning

Updated: Tuesday, July 15 2014, 06:13 PM EDT

A tractor trailer traveling northbound on I-81 near mile marker 10 Tuesday morning radioed another trucker to say he wasn't feeling well moments before his truck veered off the roadway, struck a cement storm drain and burst into flames.

The other tractor trailer stopped in an attempt to render aid but could not reach the driver due to "intense flames," police said. The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. By late Tuesday afternoon police had identified him as Steven Lee Winfrey, 51, of Roanoke, VA.

There were no other vehicles or persons involved in the crash. One lane on the northbound side was closed for clean up, which was estimated to take a few hours.

Fatal Tractor Trailer Crash on I-81 Tuesday Morning


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