Tractor Trailer Accident Causes Traffic Delays on I-81 in Botetourt Co.

Botetourt Co., VA- Traffic on I-81 North in Botetourt County was delayed for about two hours Sunday evening due to a tractor trailer accident.

State Police says the accident happened around 4:10 p.m. near mile marker 151. We're told a tractor trailer was slowing down for traffic when it was rear ended by another tractor trailer.

The driver of the second tractor trailer, 40-year-old Gooval Niebla-Perez, has been charged with reckless driving. The driver of the first tractor trailer, 44-year-old Lynford Pilgrim Jr. from Mobile, AL, was not injured in the wreck.