Smyth County, VA – Fatal Collision on I-81 Claims One Life near U.S. 25
Smyth County, VA (November 22, 2023) – Early morning on November 22nd, two tractor-trailers collided on southbound Interstate 81, resulting in a fatal crash. Virginia State Police reported that the collision caused one of the tractor-trailers to overturn. Unfortunately, one person lost their life in the incident. The crash scene, located between the 59 and 60-mile markers, near U.S. 25, led to the closure of all south lanes on Interstate 81, causing traffic backups extending over three miles. Emergency crews worked diligently to manage the aftermath, with Northbound I-75 experiencing closures for several hours. As of now, the victim’s identity remains undisclosed, and investigations into the cause of the crash are ongoing.
Our hearts go out to those affected by this tragic event, and we hope for a thorough and swift resolution to the investigations.