Botetourt County, VA – Three-Vehicle Crash on I-81 near MM 155 Leaves Injuries
Botetourt County, VA (November 16, 2023) – Emergency crews responded to a vehicular incident on the morning of November 16th, at the northbound lanes of I-81 near the 155th-mile marker. Wagon 2, Squad 2, and Ambulance 2 were dispatched to the scene, which involved three vehicles with confirmed entrapment. The incident occurred just before 6:30 a.m., leading to the closure of northbound I-81. Although the collision resulted in non-life-threatening injuries, thankfully, no fatalities were reported. First responders diligently worked to extricate individuals from the vehicles involved. Due to the collision, northbound I-81 underwent a temporary closure and was subsequently reduced to one lane, causing significant traffic disruptions. The exact cause of the accident remains under investigation, with authorities withholding further details at this time.
Our thoughts are with those affected by this collision, and we extend our hopes for a swift recovery to those who sustained injuries.