A tractor-trailer truck driver died Wednesday after their vehicle ran off a road and overturned in Smyth County, according a Virginia State Police news release.
The driver’s name has not been released. VSP is now investigating the crash.
First responders spent two hours extracting the driver from the crash, which occurred at the intersection of White Top Road and Ramblewood Road just before 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Facebook post from the town of Chilhowie Fire & EMS Department.
A State Police Med-Flight helicopter flew the driver to Bristol Regional Medical Center, where he later died.
It appears the truck overturned after its brakes failed, and it ran over a guardrail into a culvert and then up an embankment, the Chilhowie Fire & EMS Department wrote in its post.