(Updated 1/5 3pm) State Police is investigating a fatal crash which occurred at 5:09 a.m. this morning on Route 220, near Aviator Dr. The crash involved a tractor trailer, which was illegally parked on the right shoulder of Route 220, when it was struck in the rear by a Jeep SUV. The SUV and the trailer caught fire after the collision, causing both to completely burn. The roadway was closed for an extended period of time due to the cleanup. The roadway is now open.  The driver of the SUV died in the crash. It is unknown if the driver of the SUV was wearing his seatbelt. The remains have been sent to the Office of the Medical Examiner, Western District for identification. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. The crash remains under investigation.


(previously) The crash today occurred northbound Route 220 at 5:09 a.m. near Aviator’s Circle in Franklin County.

Two vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle. No word on who died in the crash  as authorities have not identified the victim.

The northbound lanes are blocked due to the vehicle fire. Unknown when the roadway will reopen. VDOT has set up a detour for the vehicles that are not stuck in the Q.