UPDATE: Fatal Crash on I-81; Passenger was Unrestrained in Sleeper

posted by Caroline Cook - 

Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash on I-81.

Police said a 2017 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling south at a low rate of speed on I-81 around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 2 when it was rear-ended by a 2019 Peterbilt tractor trailer that was traveling the speed limit.

Both tractor-trailers ran off the left side of the road, hitting the guardrail. 

The  freightliner was driven by Del Cid Jose Amilcar Carcamo, 34, of Buena Park, CA who was wearing his seatbelt and was not hurt.

The Peterbilt was driven by Caleb Andrew Littlepage, 22, of Perry, FL wo was also wearing his seatbelt, but was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Littlepage's passenger, Cherone Bernard Thacker, 30, of Sanford, FL, was unrestrained in the sleeper (rear portion) of the truck and died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.

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