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Interstate 81 crash in Shenandoah County claims life of New Market man

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Virginia State Police Trooper M. Brill is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash in Shenandoah County that occurred Saturday at 4:48 a.m. along Interstate 81 at the 274 mile-marker.

A 2020 Ford Transit was traveling south on I-81 when it ran off the left side of the roadway and collided with a tree.

The driver of the Ford, John R. Neese, 71, of New Market, Va., died at the scene as a result of his injuries. Neese was wearing a seatbelt.

A medical emergency is being considered as a factor in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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