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Severe Accident on I-81 in Bristol, Tennessee

December 04, 2020

According to an online news report published on, charges are pending on the driver who caused an accident in I-81 in Bristol, Virginia.*

According to the Virginia State Police, criminal charges are pending for the driver who caused the collision between two tractor-trailers on Wednesday night on Interstate 81 in Bristol, Virginia.

Fortunately both drivers survived the accident, the Virginia State Police stated in a press release issued on Wednesday. The 28-year-old South Carolina driver of the FedEx 18-wheeler, who's name was not released, was flown by Virginia State Police's Med-Flight helicopter to the Bristol Regional Medical Center for medical treatment.  The man received severe, but non-life-threatening personal injuries.

The other truck driver, a 55-year-old man from Massachusetts, whose name was not made public, did not receive any injuries, according to the  the  Virginia State Police.

According to the State Police, the accident occurred around 7:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 81 close to the Exit 7,  A FedEx 18-wheeler truck rear-ended the other motor vehicle. The impact caused the FedEx commercial vehicle, which was hauling two trailers, to overturn and catch fire. The southbound lanes in the area were blocked for hours.

The impact resulted in the FedEx commercial vehicle to flip over and catch fire.  The truck was also hauling two trailers.  The accident occurred around 7:15 p.m. at the 6-mile marker, according to Virginia State Police. 

No information further information about any personal injuries were provided.  However, a medical helicopter was at the accident scene. 

The truck accident shut down portion of the interstate and traffic was diverted to Lee Highway. The Bristol Virginia Police Department and the Washington County Sheriff's Office were assisting the Virginia State Police.

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