One Victim Identified in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Accident on I-81

Virginia State Police continue to investigate a fatal two tractor-trailer crash in Rockbridge County yesterday morning. 

The accident happened around 6:30 a.m. on I-81 less than a mile north of Route 11. 

According to officials, two tractor-trailers were traveling south on I-81 when one rear-ended the other. Both vehicles ran off the left side of the interstate. 

The driver of the Peterbuilt truck has been identified as Cherone B. Thacker, 30, of Sanford, Florida who died at the scene.  He was not wearing a seat belt.

This crash remains under investigation. 

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