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Roanoke man killed in Augusta County crash

Roanoke man killed in Augusta County crash


A Roanoke man died Saturday on Interstate 81 after a head-on collision in Augusta County.

The crash occurred at 9:05 p.m. at the 218 mile marker, Virginia State Police said.

A 2017 Subaru Forester was traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-81 when it collided head-on with a southbound 2020 Nissan Frontier.

The driver of the Subaru, Jennifer L. Nichols, 39, of Birmingham, Alabama, was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

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

The investigation remains ongoing, police said Sunday.

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