UPDATE: Police Identify Driver In Fatal Crash

Crash Has Southbound Lanes Closed

Posted: June 11, 2014

Daily News-Record

As of about 5:30 p.m., the Virginia State Police released additional details about this morning's fatal crash on Interstate 81 in Staunton.

Police say two tractor-trailers were traveling southbound. Both were in the right lane. The first tractor-trailer slowed for traffic. According a preliminary report, a second tractor-trailer failed to slow and struck the first tractor-trailer from behind, police say. The crash cause the second tractor-trailer to jackknife. The driver, Bryan P. Ingalls, 55, of Manchester, N.H., died at the scene.

The driver of the first tractor-trailer was not injured.

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As of about 3:20 p.m, VDOT is reporting the southbound lanes are now open. However, officials say motorists should expect delays as congestion dwindles.

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Shortly after 8 a.m. today, the Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 near the 220 mile marker in Augusta County. Two tractor-trailers collided in the southbound lanes. One person died in the crash.

Police say that one of the tractor-trailers was hauling drums of liquid chocolate. Several of them ruptured in the crash.

All southbound lanes are closed.

The Virginia Department of Transportation has set up a detour.

VDOT is directing drivers off the interstate at exit 220 onto Route 262. They will turn south on Route 11 and re-enter the interstate at exit 213 near Greenville.

For the latest conditions in that area, visit 51virginia1.org.



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