VSP: Two transported to hospital after truck crashes into tree off I-81 in Smyth Co.


SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Two people were transported to the hospital after a box truck ran off the road in Smyth County on Wednesday morning.

According to the Virginia State Police, a 2017 International box truck was traveling south on Interstate 81 at the 55 mile marker at 5:22 a.m. on Wednesday when it ran off the roadway.

The truck went into the median where it struck a tree, according to VSP.

VSP says the driver and passenger, both from Texas, were transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

VSP says the driver indicated that he was tired and cited that as a cause of the crash.

The scene was cleared as of 7:55 a.m. and all lanes are open.

Atkins Volunteer Fire Department and the Rural Retreat Rescue Squad also responded to the crash.

VSP told News Channel 11 that charges are pending against the driver.

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