Deadly Shenandoah Co. crash prompts VSP investigation

Deadly Shenandoah Co. crash prompts VSP investigation
Interstate 81 (Source: WWNY)

SHENANDOAH COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are investigating a Saturday morning crash that left one man dead in Shenandoah County.

Police said around 4:48 a.m., a man was driving south on Interstate 81 in a 2020 Ford Transit. He then ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree.

Driver John R. Neese, 71, of New Market, Virginia, died at the scene. Investigators say he was wearing a seatbelt.

A medical emergency is being considered as a factor in the crash, but the incident remains under investigation.

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