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Roanoke County, VA 37.3113216, -80.0621044

Roanoke County, VA – Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash on I-81 SB/MM 133

Roanoke County, VA (July 1, 2024) – A tragic two-vehicle crash on I-81 southbound resulted in a fatality on Friday afternoon, June 28th. , Roanoke County, VA – Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash on I-81 SB/MM 133The Virginia State Police (VSP) reported that the accident occurred at 4:25 p.m. at the 133-mile marker in Roanoke County. A 1998 International 4700, driven by 67-year-old Jerry Mailhiot Sr. of Crossville, Tennessee, collided with a 2022 Freightliner tractor-trailer. Mailhiot, who was wearing his seatbelt, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital but sadly succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Freightliner sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at the scene. The VSP is conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Initial reports indicate that the International struck the Freightliner from behind, leading to the fatal collision.

Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Jerry Mailhiot Sr., and we wish a quick recovery to the Freightliner driver.

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