UPDATE: Steven P. Lender, 50, of Pennsauken, NJ was arrested for Driving Under the Influence and Misdemeanor Hit and Run, for his role in the early morning CMV crash on Interstate 81 at Interstate 581, which left the bridge and several vehicles on I-581 damaged.  There were no injuries reported in the crash, and the vehicles on I-581 only struck the debris that had fallen off the bridge.

The northbound tractor-trailer ran off the roadway, struck the bridge, causing debris from the crash to fall on the roadway below. The truck was partially hanging off the bridge, when Lender fled the scene, and was located walking north on the Interstate 81, at the 144 mile marker.  Lender was questioned and subsequently arrested.




Previous: from Virginia State Police: At 5:20 a.m. this morning a northbound tractor-trailer struck the bridge on Interstate 81 as it crossed the Interstate 581 bridge.  The truck is reported to have been hanging off the bridge.  After striking debris from the crash, several vehicles have been disabled on I-581.

The driver of the tractor-trailer fled the scene, but was located a short distance away, and is being questioned by troopers.

Previous: A tractor trailer crash this morning has closed all I-81 north bound lanes in Roanoke County. The accident happened around mile marker 143. No word on possible injuries.