State Police say a Texas truck driver was killed in the overnight accident that blocked northbound Interstate 81 for several hours in Rockbridge County. The driver’s name name is not yet being released pending notification of relatives. The truck caught fire underneath a bridge at Exit 175, forcing the bridge to be closed to traffic until engineers could inspect its structural integrity. All lanes of Interstate 81 and all Exit 175 ramps are open once again.
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