1 dead after vehicle strikes tractor trailer in Loudoun County, sheriff’s office says

One person is dead after a vehicle struck a tractor-trailer in Loudoun County after midnight, according to the sheriff’s office.

Sheriff’s deputies and emergency crews responded to the scene on North Sterling Boulevard around 12:30 a.m. Friday morning.

They say the tractor-trailer was traveling westbound on Route 7 through a green light when the vehicle crashed into it from the side.

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Investigators believe only one person was inside the vehicle.

The victim has not been identified. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured.

The roadway was closed while crews worked to clear the scene - it has since reopened.