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UPDATED: One person killed in tractor trailer accident on Interstate 81 in Christiansburg

Published On: Dec 27 2013 11:50:35 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 30 2013 01:49:25 PM EST


One person is dead and another is in the hospital after a tractor trailer crash late Friday night in Montgomery County.

It all happened near mile marker 121 in the northbound lane of Interstate 81.

That's where a car crossed the median.

A tractor trailer going the opposite direction crossed into the median to avoid hitting that car.

This caused a chain reaction crash.

The person in the first car died.   

The tractor trailer driver was taken to the hospital.


An accident is causing delays on Interstate 81 in Christiansburg Friday night.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says the wreck happened in the southbound lanes around 11:00.

The north right lane and right shoulder are closed.

The south left shoulder, left lane, and center lane are also closed.