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Man killed in I-85 crash after car hits tree

Posted at 8:57 PM, Apr 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-14 20:57:01-04

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, Va. — Troopers are investigating an early morning fatal crash along I-85 that killed a man in Mecklenburg County.

Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne Geller said troopers were called to the single-vehicle crash near mile marker 14. just after 6:15 a.m.

Geller said a driver heading north ran off the right side of the interstate and then over-corrected.

“The vehicle crossed back over the northbound lanes, ran off the left side and into the median,” Geller said. “The vehicle then struck a tree.”

The driver, an adult male, died at the scene, officials said.

Officials said the victim’s name will be released pending next of kin notification.

The crash remains under investigation.

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