It can't be said too many times: Even driving at the posted speed limit can be dangerous under certain weather conditions. The morning of Nov. 24 saw four separate accidents involving nine vehicles, all before 10 a.m., police said. Sadly, one elderly woman was killed and several other people were injured in the crashes, all of which took place near mile marker six on 1-81 North in Franklin County.
According to police, the chain of collisions began when a tractor-trailer jack-knifed. Although the truck blocked both northbound lanes, another tractor-trailer that was following was able to stop in time without striking the disabled vehicle. Unfortunately, a car hit the second truck, spun out of control and then landed on the median. The pile-up continued from there when a minivan hit the second truck, resulting in the single fatality.