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Harrisonburg: Man dead in head-on collision with tractor-trailer on South Main Street

Chris Graham
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A Harrisonburg man is dead after the vehicle he was driving crossed the centerline on South Main Street and collided head-on with a tractor-trailer.

The name of the 51-year-old male victim has not been released.

The incident occurred Tuesday, Oct. 18, at approximately 3:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of South Main Street.

A sedan traveling northbound crossed the centerline and collided head on with a southbound tractor trailer, according to Harrisonburg Police, and the driver of the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene.

The severity of the impact created a significant debris field with diesel fuel from the tractor trailer covering all lanes of travel, causing the roadway to be closed in both directions for several hours.

The wreck is being investigated by HPD‘s Accident Reconstruction Unit.

The Harrisonburg Fire Department responded to address the fuel spill.

Anyone that witnessed the crash is asked to contact Sgt. Westfall at [email protected] or 540-437-2672.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham, the king of "fringe media," is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].