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Driver hospitalized after tractor-trailer crash on I-81S in Botetourt County

Crews say driver had non-life-threatening injuries

A driver is in the hospital after a crash on I-81S in Botetourt County
A driver is in the hospital after a crash on I-81S in Botetourt County (Troutville Volunteer Fire Department)

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.

Company 2, Medic 2, Medic 7, and EMS 7 responded to a MVC with possible entrapment at the 153.2 mile marker of...

Posted by Troutville Volunteer Fire Department on Monday, November 2, 2020

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