A 30-year-old Strasburg man died as a result of his injuries in a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 81 on Monday, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Brent Coffey.

Jacob W. Crowder suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash that occurred at 12:35 p.m. at the 295-mile marker, Coffey stated.

Crowder was driving a 2008 Ford Fusion that entered I-81 in the wrong direction and collided head-on with a northbound 2008 Toyota Tacoma, Coffey stated. The Toyota ran off the right side of the interstate and collided with a guardrail as a result of the impact.

Crowder was transported to Shenandoah Memorial Hospital for treatment and later succumbed to his injuries, Coffey stated. Crowder was wearing a seatbelt.

A 40-year-old Winchester man was driving the Toyota and suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries in the crash, Coffey stated. The man was transported to Winchester Medical Center. He was wearing a seatbelt.

Trooper C. Cline is investigating the crash.

Contact Charles Paullin at cpaullin@nvdaily.com

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