Police: Man killed when tractor trailer hits Harrisonburg overpass

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) — A man was killed when the tractor trailer he was in swerved off the interstate and hit the underside of an overpass on Saturday afternoon, according to State Police. Witnesses said the truck hauling portable storage units was headed southbound a little after 1:30 p.m. when it traveled off the pavement, hit a guardrail and slammed into a pillar supporting the overpass at Port Republic Road in Harrisonburg.

65-year-old Dale Steven Eppard, of Stanardsville, died on the scene, police said. Interstate 81 was shut down in both directions after the crash as crews responded to the scene on Saturday afternoon. The road is now reopen to traffic. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Police said the bridge was not damaged in the crash.

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