Rural Retreat, VA – Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-81 N at MM 61.8 Injures Two
Rural Retreat, VA (January 4, 2024) – In the early hours of January 4th, two tractor-trailers collided on I-81 North in Wythe County, leading to two individuals being taken to the hospital. The incident, reported at 1:17 a.m., prompted a rapid response from the Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Department and Rural Retreat EMS crews at mile marker 61.8 on I-81. Upon arrival, responders found two severely damaged trucks. The drivers, whose identities are undisclosed, received immediate on-site treatment and were then transported to Wythe County Community Hospital. The current status of their conditions is unknown. The collision caused a spill of diesel fuel and engine fluid on the interstate, promptly contained by emergency crews. The affected roads were later reopened. Local authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision.
Our thoughts go out to those affected by this unfortunate event, with hopes for a quick and full recovery.