Tractor Trailer Crash On I-81 In Harrisonburg

By: WHSV News Email
By: WHSV News Email

Update: A traffic crash happened around 9 a.m. Friday morning on Interstate 81 at mile marker 244. Three vehicles were involved.

Virginia State Police report the following:

Genevieve E. Glover, 74, Franklin, was traveling north on I-81 in the left lane driving slowly. She moved to the right lane. Glover told police she missed her exit and was trying to find a crossover to go the other way.

A 2008 freight-liner tractor trailer in the right lane moved to the left lane to avoid Glover's van. When the trailer switched lanes, Glover also moved back to the left lane.

Glover's van was hit in the rear by the tractor trailer and then the tractor trailer was hit by a Volvo tractor trailer.

The driver of the first tractor, Pamela Fitzgerald, Danville, 43, trailer was taken to Rockingham Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Volvo truck driver, Ronald Johnson, East Point, Ga, 52, was not injured.

All those involved in the traffic crash were wearing seat belts.

The crash was investigated by Trooper C. McCutcheon.

A summons was issued to Glover for reckless driving.

Harrisonburg Fire Department is reporting a tractor trailer has crashed on northbound I-81 at mile marker 244 with a diesel fuel leak.

VDOT is an reporting accident on northbound I-81 at mile marker 244 in Harrisonburg. Right now, six lanes are closed. Drivers should expect delays.

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