WDBJ Web Staff
7:50 PM EDT, July 8, 2012
A Georgia woman faces charges after a crash on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County Sunday afternoon.
State Police say southbound traffic was backed up for a few miles at mile marker 126 due to a crash.
While stuck in traffic, troopers say Sarah Ovideo struck the car in front of her, causing a chain-reaction crash involving three other cars.
Three people had to be taken to the hospital, but they're expected to be OK.
Ovideo is charged with following too close.
Here is more information from Virginia State Police:
The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a chain reaction crash that occurred around 3:15 p.m. on Interstate 81 southbound at the 126.1 mile post in Montgomery County involving 4 vehicles. Traffic was backed up due to a previous accident that had been cleared up in the southbound lanes around the 123 mile post when a 2000 Honda Accord driven by Sarah Ovideo, of Eastman, Georgia struck a 2012 Nissan Altima in the rear which then set off a chain reaction accident involving two other vehicles.
The Nissan Altima then rear ended a 2003 Honda Civic which then struck a 2005 Toyota Scion that was stopped in the far left lane.
The driver of the Scion Valerie Blow, age 32, of Port Charlotte, Florida was transported to New River Valley Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Two passengers in the vehicle - her father William Blow, age 51, of Port Charlotte, Florida and 6-year-old son were also transported to New River Valley Medical Center by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.
Both adults had safety belts on and the 6-year-old boy was in a booster seat at the time of the crash. No other injuries were reported.
Troopers charged the driver of the 2000 Honda Accord Sarah Ovideo with Following too close. Traffic was backed up for several miles as a result of the crash.
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