A Rural Retreat man is dead following an accident on Interstate 81.
The accident happened just before 5 p.m. Friday night near mile marker 62, which is in Wythe County.
William Thayer was traveling north on the highway when he attempted to make a left turn into the median crossover.
His pickup truck was struck by a tractor trailer.
The 58-year-old died at the scene.
The tractor trailer driver suffered minor injuries.
Betty Jean Thayer, a passenger in the pickup truck, also was injured.