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Fatal crash closes interstate 77 southbound in Surry County

Piedmont Triad News
Close-up of broken glass (Getty Images)

Close-up of broken glass (Getty Images)

SURRY COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — Interstate 77 southbound in Surry County near Elkin and Jonesville is closed after a fatal crash on Tuesday afternoon, according to NC Highway Patrol.

The road will be closed for an undetermined amount of time near exit 85 after a multi-vehicle crash.

Around 3:12 p.m., troopers responded to the crash scene. They say a tractor-trailer going south failed to stop and slammed into a stopped vehicle at a construction zone which caused a chain reaction.

Overall, six vehicles were involved.

The identities of the people involved in the crash have not been released.

Troopers say charges are pending.

This is a developing story.

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