SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — The Northbound side of Interstate 77 shut down due to a fatal crash in Surry County on Wednesday, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

The crash occurred at Mile Marker 85, near Exit 85 for NC-268.

Area of the crash (courtesy of OpenStreetMap® )

State troopers say that the driver of a Honda SUV was backing up on the shoulder of I-77 South at around 1:28 p.m. when they backed onto the interstate and were struck by a tractor trailer.

The force of the collision caused both vehicles to cross the median onto I-77 North. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene.

The interstate has reopened as of 4:46 p.m.