Vinton man killed in Bedford County crash Friday night

Published: Nov. 20, 2020 at 8:39 PM EST
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BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - One man is dead after a single-vehicle crash Friday evening in the 16,000 block of Stewartsville Road in Bedford County, according to State Police.

It happened at 6:29 p.m. on Route 24 on Irene Drive. Virginia State Police are investigating.

A tractor-trailer was stopped in the crossover on Route 24 to make a left turn onto Irene Drive, when it was struck in the rear by a 1994 Ford Econoline E150 van, according to police.

The vehicle flipped after running off the road.

Virginia State Police initially released that the crash happened in Vinton, but later corrected the location.

The driver of the van, Gerald W. Fairchild, 63, of Vinton, died at the scene.

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