A Roanoke man killed in Saturday crash on I-81 in Augusta County

Published: Apr. 4, 2021 at 4:35 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened on I-81 south at mile marker 218 on Saturday night.

Police say a Subaru Forester was headed north in the southbound lanes of the interstate when it collided head-on with a southbound Nissan Frontier shortly after 9 p.m.

Jennifer L. Nichols, 39, of Birmingham. Ala., was the driver of the Subaru. She was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the Nissan, Jason N. Pierce, 39, of Roanoke, died of injuries sustained in the crash.

The investigation is ongoing.

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