The victim in Wednesday morning’s fatal Rt. 15 crash has been identified as a Georgia man.
According to the Virginia State Police, Kristopher F. Lewis, 21, of Ft. Stewart, GA, was driving a F-150 pickup truck w north on Rt. 15 when it crossed the centerline into the southbound lanes near Selma Lane. A southbound tractor-trailer swerved in an attempt to avoid the oncoming pickup, but the two vehicles collided in the southbound lanes. The crash happened just after 1 a.m.
Lewis was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 30-year-old male tractor-trailer driver from North Carolina was not injured in the crash.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by Senior Trooper M.S. Middleton.