I-81 Southbound in LaFayette shut down this morning following a two-car fatal crash.
One driver, a man in his 50’s was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver, a woman in her 30’s, was taken to the hospital with injuries.
The crash occurred around 3:17 a.m. The two collided about one mile north of Exit 15 in LaFayette. All southbound lanes and one northbound lane are closed between Exit 16 in Nedrow and Exit 15.
The highway closure is expected to last for several more hours as the sheriff’s office investigates the crash.The names of the drivers have not yet been released, pending family notification.