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Hillsville man killed in Wythe County crash

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It happened Tuesday at Interstate 77's 44 mile marker.

WYTHEVILLE — A 56-year-old Hillsville man was pronounced dead at the scene of a Tuesday accident involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 77 in Wythe County.

A Virginia State Police report identified the victim as John Schrader.

Schrader, driving a 2012 Chevy Sonic, had been driving south on I-77 at the 44 mile marker at about 6:49 p.m.

At that time, an unnamed driver of a 2007 Freightliner tractor-trailer heading north bound was attempting to use the emergency vehicle crossover.


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