Man Killed In Crash In Botetourt County

A two vehicle crash in Botetourt County left a man dead Monday night. It happened just before 9:30 on
Interstate 81, southbound at the 171 mile marker in Botetourt County.
A 2016 Hyundai Accent was traveling south on Interstate 81, when the vehicle lost control and
crashed. The 2016 Hyundai came to rest in the right travel lane, perpendicular to the roadway.
The driver then exited the vehicle and was standing in the roadway, when a 2016 Kenworth
T680 tractor trailer, which was also traveling south on I-81 struck the stopped vehicle. The
Hyundai then struck the driver while he was standing outside of his vehicle.
The driver of the Hyundai was identified as Conner Daniel Smith, 21, of Rock Hill, SC. Mr.
Smith died at the scene.