State police identify two people killed in tractor-trailer accident in Rockbridge County

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY (WSLS 10) – Virginia State Police have identified the two Page County men who died in a crash in Rockbridge County on Wednesday morning.

The crash happened on Interstate 81, just south of Exit 180 at 6:51 a.m., according to state police.

A 2004 Kenworth tractor-trailer was traveling south on Interstate 81 in the left lane, when police say it ran off the left side of the road, hit the trees in the median and overturned.

The 2004 Kenworth was driven by Mark Tracy Lucas, 42, of Stanley, Va., who was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

The passenger in the vehicle, Gerald Allan Hilliard, 68, also of Stanley, Va., was not wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene.

The Virginia State Police Crash Reconstruction Team and Motor Carrier Unit were called to assist with the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

 

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