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41-vehicle pileup on I-81 in Va. injures 10 people

Monday - 8/12/2013, 11:20am  ET

A 41-vehicle pileup in Rockbridge County injured at least 10 people. (Courtesy Robert Foresman, Emergency Management Coordinator for Rockbridge County Virginia via Twitter)
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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Police are investigating a 41-vehicle pileup in Rockbridge County that injured at least 10 people.

The Virginia Department of Transportation says in a news release that the pileup occurred around 5 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 81 in the Lexington area. Six tractor-trailers were involved in the pileup.

The multi-vehicle wreck shut down the southbound lanes for about six hours, causing a 5 mile-backup.

Rockbridge County Emergency Management coordinator Robert Foresman tells media outlets that two tractor-trailers and a camper overturned.

The cause of the pileup remains under investigation.

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