One Person Injured in Accident at I-81 in Washington County, VA

July 31, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-81, Bristol, Washington County, VA, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Virginia State Police
Vehicles Involved
Semi-Truck, Passenger Car
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer was struck by a Chevrolet pickup truck

What Happened

State Police are investigating a crash that injured one person at -81 in Washington County, VA on July 31st, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 4 a.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer was headed southbound on I-81 in heavy fog conditions. Police say the truck pilled into a shoulder before being struck in the rear by a southbound pickup truck. The impact caused the pickup truck to be pushed back into travel lanes, where it was struck by a second tractor-trailer. The driver of the pickup truck, who was not publicly identified, was hospitalized with suspected serious injuries. The condition of the other drivers was not stated. Additional information was not available.

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