Four-Vehicle Car Accident Causes Huge Traffic Jams On Interstate 81

Four-Vehicle Car Accident Causes Huge Traffic Jams On Interstate 81


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Roanoke, VA – July 12 – A multi-vehicle car accident on Interstate 81 resulted in serious traffic jams Thursday afternoon.

According to official reports by, the accident occurred around 1:55 p.m. when a Chevy Avalanche carrying glass cases lost one of them onto the highway.

A Mercury minivan that was traveling behind the Chevy Avalanche swerved to avoid hitting the case and crashed into the median instead.

A Ford F-150 pickup truck that was pulling a horse trailer then crashed into the minivan.

Authorities said the horse trailer spun around upon impact and crashed into the minivan.

No injuries were reported in the accident. The horses were also fine, police said.

The highway was closed for a couple hours while crews cleaned up.

Melissa Heights, the driver of the Chevy, has been charged with failure to secure load.

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