Fatal tractor-trailer crash causes 11-mile backup on I-81

Fatal tractor-trailer crash causes 11-mile backup on I-81
A VDOT traffic camera shows backups on I-81 following a fatal tractor-trailer accident. (Source: VDOT)

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A fatal tractor-trailer crash caused an 11 mile backup on Interstate 81 on Friday, Oct. 9.

According to Virginia State Police Public Relations Director Corinne N. Geller, deputies responded to a single-vehicle tractor-trailer crash in Augusta County at 2:11 p.m. The tractor-trailer was traveling south when it ran off the road and crashed into the woods at mile marker 233.

Geller reports the driver died at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation.