Rockbridge woman dies after I-81 crash Aug. 2

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BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A Rockbridge woman died after an accident involving her bvehicle and a tractor trailer on Interstate 81 August 2.

Virginia State Police said the crash happened at 9:35 p.m. Aug. 2 at the 162 mile marker.

Troopers said a 2006 Pontiac Vibe, driven by 51-year-old Margaret Dumonde, was headed north when it ran off the left side of the road and hit the guardrail. The impact of the crash caused the Vibe to cross back into the northbound lanes and hit a tractor-trailer traveling north in the right lane. The Vibe then ran off the left side a second time and struck the guardrail again.

Dumonde was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She died at the hospital Aug. 6.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.