One dead after multi-vehicle crash in Rockbridge County

Scene from crash on I-81 in Rockbridge County.
Scene from crash on I-81 in Rockbridge County.(Virginia State Police)
Published: Mar. 9, 2022 at 6:54 AM EST
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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash on southbound I-81 in Rockbridge County Wednesday morning that left one person dead.

The crash happened at 6:15 a.m. at mile marker 198.6, involving 4 tractor-trailers and 4 cars, according to police.

Several people are in a hospital, according to Rockbridge County Fire-Rescue Deputy Chief Kevin Moore. State Police Sergeant Rick Garletts confirmed one person died.

Southbound lanes have been reopened after cleanup of debris, but there is still a substantial residual backup, according to VDOT.

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