VSP announces new details in Wednesday’s I-81 multi-vehicle crash in Pulaski County, victims’ identities released

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Virginia State Police have released new details surrounding the multi-vehicle crash on I-81 in Pulaski County Wednesday evening.

According to State Police, the incident occurred at 5:16 p.m. on Wednesday near mile-marker 87.5.

A total of seven vehicles were involved, including four tractor-trailers and three passenger vehicles, all of which collided in a chain-reaction crash in the left northbound lane of I-81.

The driver of a 2020 GMC Yukon, David Swartz, 53, of Keller, TX died at the scene and two passengers from the same vehicle were transported for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A driver of one of the tractor-trailers, Jatinder Saini, 31, of Centreville, VA also died at the scene.

Charges are pending and the investigation into the crash continues.

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