Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Massive Pile Up on Interstate 77 in NC kills 3
North Carolina, Virginia (WOLO)-- Three people are dead and at least 25 injured according to officials, after a massive pile up on Interstate 77 near the Virginia, North Carolina border.
The Virginia State Police said "excessive fog" in the Fancy Gap Mountain area, near the North Carolina border, caused at least 75 vehicles to crash in the southbound lanes of I-77.
Authorities say the first emergency call started coming in around 1:15 p.m.
The northbound lanes of I-77 were closed to allow emergency crews quick access to the scene.
Traffic was re-directed in both directions for clean up and assessment of the scene.
Wind: 6 MPH
Humidity: 68 %