Accident kills one after car catches fire

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Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal accident on I-81.

The trooper who investigated the accident tells WDVM News the driver of a 2013 Ford Explorer ran into the rear of a 2014 freight liner tractor trailer shortly after 11pm Monday and died when the SUV caught fire.

The accident occurred in the Northbound lanes of I-81 just past the Middletown exit in Frederick County, Virginia.  The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The trooper says the body of the person who died has been transported to Manassas for identification by  the Medical Examiner’s office. 

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