A tanker truck traveling in the 7100 block of Tye River Road encountered an icy patch in the road around 9:41 a.m. Monday, according to Virginia State Police.
The driver lost control as the truck lost traction. The vehicle ran off the right side of the highway, overturned and struck a tree.
The driver, Andrew Woodson, 69, of Shipman, Va., died at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt.
There was no leakage of the tanker’s load of kerosene.