Two women hospitalized after crashing tractor trailer on I-81 in Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY CO., Va. (WDBJ7) Two women were taken to the hospital after crashing a tractor trailer over a guardrail along Interstate 81 in Montgomery County, according to Virginia State Police.

The crash was reported Saturday around 1:40 a.m.

Police say the tractor trailer, which was carrying cigarettes, went down an embankment and overturned.

One woman was in the back of the tractor trailer sleeping during the crash.

Both women are facing non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the driver claimed to take her eyes off the road while reaching for food, which then resulted in the crash.