Wythe County crews respond to Monday crash involving multiple injuries, entrapment

New River Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Department)

RURAL RETREAT, Va. (WFXR) — First responders in Wythe County got to work Monday afternoon after a multi-vehicle crash on I-81 that resulted in several injuries.

Shortly after 12:45 p.m. on Monday, May 31, the Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Department says crews from the fire department and from Rural Retreat EMS were dispatched to a vehicle crash at mile marker 66.1 on I-81.

When units arrived, fire officials say they found two vehicles on their tops, seven people, and one person trapped inside a vehicle.

Medics began triage and treating patients while firefighters worked to remove the person trapped in the vehicle, the department says.

“Special thanks to Wytheville Fire/EMS for assistance with treating and transport patients injured in this accident,” the Rural Retreat Volunteer Fire Department posted on Facebook Monday.

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