Authorities have identified the two drivers killed in a crash on I-81 South in Roanoke County last week.
According to state police, a 2015 tractor-trailer was going south on I-81 when it hit the back of a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. The Hyundai then spun out in the southbound lanes and overturned.
The 2015 tractor-trailer then hit a 2004 Chevy Impala, which then rear-ended a 2017 tractor-trailer, authorities said. State Police said the 2017 tractor-trailer then pulled off onto the right shoulder as the 2015 tractor-trailer hit the Hyundai a second time, before the Hyundai collided with the 2017 tractor-trailer.
Authorities said the impact of the crash caused the two passenger vehicles, a Chevrolet Impala and a Hyundai, to catch fire.
Police said the driver of the Chevrolet, 61-year-old Janet Ridenhour of Roanoke, and the driver Hyundai, 60-year-old Gary King of Christiansburg, died at the scene. They were the only occupants of their respective vehicles.
According to state police, the drivers of the two tractor-trailers involved in the crash were not severely hurt.
Authorities said charges are pending and the crash remains under investigation, but they do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.