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1 Dead After Pickup Truck, Tractor Trailer Collide

A pickup truck and tractor trailer collided Wednesday morning, killing one of the drivers. 

Virginia State Police say a Ford F-150 pickup truck was traveling north on Route 15 in Leesburg when it crossed into the southbound lanes just after 1 a.m. A tractor trailer traveling southbound tried to avoid the pickup truck, but the two vehicles collided. 

The driver of the pickup truck died at the scene. His name has not been released. 

The 30-year-old driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. 

Route 15 was closed for several hours. Police say the road reopened at 7 a.m. 

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