Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash on Interstate 77 in Carroll County involving several tractor trailers and several other vehicles.
State police were called to the scene at the 9 mile marker on top of Fancy Gap Mountain at 10:51 a.m. Saturday
The pileup involved three tractor trailers, two cars and a motorcycle.
According to a news release, at the time of the crash it was misting and fog had set in with roughly 25 feet of visibility.
A tractor-trailer heading northbound on Interstate 77 suddenly came upon slowed-to-stopped traffic in the northbound lanes. When it was braking for the traffic, it was rear-ended by a second tractor-trailer, causing the first tractor-trailer to jack-knife across all northbound lanes. A third tractor-trailer struck the first one, then a 2006 Suzuki motorcycle came up to the jackknifed tractor-trailer and was able to lay it down on its side before striking the jackknifed tractor-trailer. A Toyota FJ Crusier clipped the jackknifed tractor-trailer before running off into the median.
A 2008 Chevrolet Blazer struck the jackknifed tractor trailer. The driver, Dan Grubb, 71, of Ohio died at the scene. His wife was taken to North Carolina Baptist Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. A female passenger in the back seat was taken to Twin County Regional Hospital in Galax for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The male driver of the second tractor-trailer was also taken to Twin County Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. None of the other drivers was injured.
That crash also caused minor secondary crashes in the traffic-back ups.
No one was hurt in those incidents.
State police say the crashes happened as it started to rain and fog was setting in at Fancy Gap.
All lanes are now back open.