The Roanoke Valley YMCA is helping to raise money for two teens injured in an I-81 crash that sent them to the hospital last week.
Connor McCauley, 17, and Drew McCauley, 15, were returning from swim practice in Christiansburg, when their car they were riding in was hit by another vehicle.
“They’re just kind of a fixture here, and so when all of this happened, everybody at the "Y" wanted to be able to try and do something, say Roanoke Valley YMCA President Mark Johnson. “Again to connect the community to what's going on and give them the opportunity to do what they can.”
The donation will go to help with medical expenses, to donate click here.
Virginia State Police have released the name of the man who injured three people while driving the wrong way on Interstate 81 on Saturday in Montgomery County.
Kenneth Charles Craft, 39, of Roanoke was driving south in the northbound lanes of Interstate 81 on Saturday, according to Virginia State Police. Investigators are not ready to make a determination as to why Craft was driving in the wrong direction. There are no charges at this time.
Amy Shea of Shawsville, and Drew McCauley and Connor McCauley of Salem, were also hurt in the accident. Connor McCauley underwent open heart surgery late Saturday.
WDBJ7 has learned the names of two teenagers who were injured Saturday on Interstate 81.
Connor McCauley, 17, and Drew McCauley, 15, were returning from swim practice in Christiansburg Saturday afternoon, when the car they were riding in was hit by another vehicle.
The victims are brother and sister. Both attend Salem High School.
According to Andrew McCauley, father of the two teens, Drew McCauley suffered cuts and bruises and was released from the hospital. Connor McCauley underwent open heart surgery late Saturday to repair an injury caused by the accident. He also suffered a broken collarbone and femur.
The car that struck the McCauley's vehicle was driving the wrong way on Interstate 81 North. The car also side-swiped three other vehicles.
Around 3 p.m. a late 90's model SUV headed southbound side-swiped three vehicles and struck a Lexus head-on.
A helicopter was called to the scene as three people were airlifted out. Another person was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
State Police tell WDBJ7 that a portion of the road did catch on fire and right now crews are working to fix that portion of the road that was damaged.
Part of Interstate 81 North in Montgomery County is closed because of an accident.
The accident is at mile marker 130, which is near the Ironto accident. Both northbound lanes and shoulders are closed.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says drivers can expect major delays in the area.
Traffic is backed up about three miles.
Responders are working to implement a detour to route I-81 North traffic onto Route 11/460 at Exit 128 (Ironto) to return to I-81 at Exit 132 (Dixie Caverns).
Check back soon for more updates.