UPDATE: VSP Investigating Semi Crash in Augusta County That Closed I-81 NB

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Photo VSP : Wrecker crews remove the trailer from an accident on I-81 NB Tuesday afternoon - August 30, 2022
Photo VSP : Wrecker crews remove the trailer from an accident on I-81 NB Tuesday afternoon – August 30, 2022

Augusta County, Virginia
Near the Rockbridge County Line I-81 NB

From VSP:

See our previous story on this crash, here.

“At 3:48 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 30, 2022), Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Augusta County.  A tractor-trailer traveling north on Interstate 81 ran off the left side of the interstate and overturned in the median.

The driver, Alex Calhoun of New Cumberland, Penn., was transported to UVA Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Photo Via VSP

State police issued Calhoun a summons for making an unsafe lane change.

The tanker contained a flammable liquid and was damaged in the crash. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and county fire department responded to the scene to manage and mitigate the containment and clean up of the incident.

The crash remains under investigation.

PHOTOS: The attached photos are the property of the Virginia State Police, which grants permission for their publication/broadcast.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

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