A driver of a box truck died after a crash in Montgomery County Friday morning, police said.

The truck was heading south on Interstate 81 about 10:19 a.m. when its front tire blew out, and the truck ran off the left side of the highway and through a guardrail, state police said.

The vehicle struck a rock embankment at mile marker 124 in the Ironto area.

Mark A. Sprouse, 44, of Madison Heights, died at the scene, police said.

He was wearing a seat belt.

State police continue to investigate the crash.

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Henri Gendreau covers crime in Roanoke and the surrounding area.

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