BREAKING: VSP reports 1 dead after I-81 crash in Wythe County this morning

July 16, 2018 - According to Virginia State Police, one person died following a crash on northbound I-81 this morning in Wythe County.  The identity of the victim has not yet been released. 

The accident occurred at approximately 11:00 a.m. when a vehicle ran off of the road at exit 72.  

The northbound lane remains closed and according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), traffic is backed up three miles. 

This is a developing story.  Check back later for updates. 

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