Tractor Trailer Accident Claims Life Of Driver

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US 250 East and West on Shenandoah Mountain have re-opened after a tractor trailer accident that occurred shortly before noon Friday.

Virginia State Police report the driver of the tractor trailer was traveling westbound on US 250 between routes 629 and 715 near West Augusta when his truck flipped over.

The driver was pronounced dead on the scene. The cab of the truck was crushed.

However, a two-year-old inside the cab survived. Police say the child was strapped in a car safety seat. The child was taken to Augusta Medical Center.

Investigators believe speed was a factor in the accident.