BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Authorities say one person is in the hospital after a tractor-trailer crash on I-81 in Botetourt County.
According to the Troutville Volunteer Fire Department, crews responded to mile marker 153 to find a tractor-trailer over a 30-foot embankment.
Crews say the tractor-trailer was resting in a heavily-forested area of the median, so they used chainsaws to cut a path from the northbound side of I-81, where an ambulance was staged, to the person trapped.
Authorities say the driver was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to the fire department, the left lane of I-81S will be blocked until further notice while crews work to clean up the wreck.