Smyth County

Weather could be to blame for accident on I-81

SMYTH COUNTY. Va. - Heavy rain earlier Thursday could be the cause of a car accident that happened on Interstate 81.

Trooper Aaron Perry with Virginia State Police tells us it involved two vehicles at mile marker 39 just before 3 p.m. We're told the crash happened when a car driving north crossed the median and hit a car driving in the opposite direction.

Perry says the driver and front seat passenger of the northbound vehicle were taken to the hospital.

Trooper Perry says the driver is in serious condition. There was also a baby in the backseat, but we're told it was in a car seat and was not seriously injured.

The driver of the second vehicle was not hurt.

The crash is still under investigation.

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