Three tractor-trailers involved in I-77 wrecks

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By Shannon Watkins

FANCY GAP — A tractor-trailer jackknifed around the southbound 2.4-mile marker on Interstate 77 Tuesday afternoon during heavy rain, causing another wreck involving two more tractor-trailers immediately after, according to Virginia State Police.

Trooper F.M. Cochran reported that a 2013 Freightliner driven by Bobby Gray Smith of North Carolina hit the guardrail and went into the median, partly blocking both lanes. There were no injuries.

Smith was charged with reckless driving and failure to control his vehicle. The initial accident happened around 2:50 p.m.

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