UPDATE: Tractor Trailer Crashes on I-81 Southbound

By: WHSV Newsroom Email
By: WHSV Newsroom Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- A southbound tractor-trailer ran off the left side of the road, struck the guardrail and overturned on Interstate 81 at the 223 mile marker in Augusta County Wednesday morning.

The impact of the crash caused the trailer to rupture and spill its load.

The trailer was carrying picture frames, potpourri and other items.

Crews at the scene are also in the process of containing and cleaning up leaking diesel fuel.

The driver, Pavel Gushtyuk, 33, of Tenn., suffered minor injuries in the crash and was treated at the scene and has been charged with reckless driving.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Southbound lanes will remain closed until at least 3:30 p.m.

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