Fatal Accidents Shut Down Portion of I-81 in Wythe County - WSET.com - ABC13

Fatal Accidents Shut Down Portion of I-81 in Wythe County

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Wythe Co., VA -  A portion of Interstate 81 in Wythe County is closed after three separate crashes Tuesday morning that killed two people and seriously injured a third.

State police were called to the first crash in the southbound lanes of 81 near mile marker 60 just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say a tractor trailer overturned. The driver wasn't injured, but moments later another vehicle ran into the truck. The driver of that vehicle died.

A short time later, another tractor trailer heading north on 81 ran off the road at a bridge and crashed below onto Route 90. The driver of that truck was killed and a passenger was flown to the hospital.

Right now both northbound and southbound lanes are closed at Mile Marker 60.4.

Traffic is being diverted off Exit 60.

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