Interstate 81 in Virginia can be a dangerous highway due to the high volume of tractor trailers that are traveling on the highway.
Big rigs were involved in three related crashes on I-81 this week that claimed two lives and caused other injuries. WVEC.com identified a woman from North Carolina who was killed when her car hit an overturned tractor trailer early Tuesday morning in Wythe County, VA.
Virginia State Police said Wednesday that 56-year-old Tanya D. Mann of Zirconia, N.C., was driving an SUV that struck an overturned tractor-trailer early Tuesday morning. Tragically, she died in the crash.
WVEC.com reported a northbound tractor-trailer had run off the interstate and overturned in the median and one southbound lane. Its 53-year-old driver from Texas, was later charged with reckless driving.
The crash raises the specter that the alleged recklessness of a truck driver may have claimed two lives on I-81. WVEC.com reported a second tractor-trailer driver was killed when his northbound rig struck a piece of guardrail that was damaged in the first wreck and ran off the interstate. Virginia State Police identified the victim as 34-year-old James R. Anderson of Decherd, Tenn. A passenger in the second tractor-trailer was injured in the crash.
This was a tragic series of events and my thoughts are with the families of the drivers who lost their lives. Tractor trailer accidents in Virginia often result in a loss of life.
Our Virginia and North Carolina trucking accident lawyers often handle these kinds of cases in which big rigs crash on I-81 and elsewhere. We have considerable experience in suing truck driver and their owners in multi-state case wrongful death suits, to recover money for the families of victims. Our results include a $3.5 million settlement for the family of a passenger who lost his life in a fiery big rig wreck on I-64 in Virginia. All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in your case. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers at 757.455.0077 for a free consultation.