A person is dead after a crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car in Sterling early Friday.

crash on Va. 7 in Sterling
A tractor-trailer and a car were involved in a crash that turned fatal on Virginia Route 7 in Sterling on Oct. 18, 2019. (Courtesy NBC Washington)

A person is dead after a crash involving a car and tractor-trailer in Sterling, Virginia, early Friday.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 12:30 a.m. on Virginia Route 7 at Sterling Boulevard.

A tractor-trailer was driving westbound on Va. 7, when a car driving northbound on Sterling Boulevard struck the truck on its side.

The crash caused both the tractor-trailer and the car to go up in flames.

The person in the car died on the scene.

Driver of the tractor-trailer is expected to be fine.

All lanes were closed overnight. All lanes reopened by 7 a.m.

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