Two hospitalized after passenger pinned under tractor-trailer on I-77 in Wythe County

Both have non-life-threatening injuries

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WYTHE COUNTY, Va. - UPDATE

Two people have been taken to the hospital after an overnight tractor-trailer crash in Wythe County pinned a passenger under the truck. 

Police say the crash happened at mile marker 141 on I-77 around 2:18 a.m. Troopers believe the crash was caused by heavy fog. 

The tractor-trailer is a tanker but was not hauling any hazardous material at the time of the accident, according to police. 

 Authorities say the southbound right lane will be blocked for several hours due to crash cleanup. 


ORIGINAL STORY

Two people have been taken to the hospital after a tractor-trailer accident on I-77 Thursday morning, according to Virginia State Police. 

The crash happened near mile marker 141 in Wythe County and the southbound right lane is closed while troopers at the scene continue to investigate, according to police. 

Authorities say the tractor-trailer was the only vehicle involved and they do not have word on the condition of the two people hospitalized. 

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