Abingdon driver cited in crash that shut down Interstate 81 Tuesday evening
A 90-year-old driver from Abingdon was cited in a four-vehicle crash that shut down a portion of Interstate 81 in Sullivan County Tuesday evening.
A report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol said an SUV driven southbound by Trula Harris attempted to turn left into the median in a space reserved for authorized vehicles causing a tractor-trailer to swerve into the median and then into northbound traffic when it collided with two other vehicles.
The aftermath resulted in a traffic jam that stretched over five miles on I-81 northbound. Normal traffic patterns did not resume until after 6:30 p.m.
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