Sheriff: 17-year-old stabbed at Virginia rest stop along I-81

Published: Jan. 2, 2018 at 1:40 PM EST
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A teenage boy was stabbed and wounded at a Virginia rest stop along Interstate 81 in what authorities say could be a road rage incident.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that deputies responded to Radford Travel Center in Christiansburg on Monday afternoon at 1:58 p.m. The 17-year-old was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

The teen was not identified. His condition has not been released.

Deputies are looking for a burgundy Honda CRV with Virginia "scenic" license plates, based on a witness statement. The sheriff's office says the car was driven by a woman, and the suspect is a male passenger. The car had a pink car seat in the middle of the back seat.

The driver was a white female with dark hair and a gray hoodie.

The passenger and possible suspect was a heavy set black male with a thin mustache, wearing black track pants with a white stripe on the legs and a gray hoodie.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or the occupants is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 540-382-4343 or Lt. David M. Light at 540-382-6915 ext. 44422.