Man charged in connection with 2-vehicle crash on I-64

Posted at 1:05 PM, Jun 07, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-07 14:32:41-04

HENRICO COUNTY,  Va. (WTVR) – A two-vehicle crash slowed traffic for more than an hour on I-64 eastbound Thursday afternoon.

Virginia State Police said the two-vehicle crash happened just after noon near the Broad Street Exit, at the 184 mile marker in Henrico County.

Sgt. Thomas Molnar with Virginia State Police said the accident happened when the driver of a van traveling in the center lane tried to change lanes and caused a pickup in the right lane to run off the road.

The truck struck the concrete median and ended up flipping several times before landing in the left and center lanes of I-64. 

The 20 year-old driver of the pickup, from Richmond, suffered minor injuries and was taken to VCU Medical Center.  He was wearing a seat belt.  

The driver of the van, 44-year-old Brett Boaz, of Midlothian, was wearing his seat  belt. He was not injured in the crash. 

Boaz was charged with making an unsafe lane change.  

Molnar said the crash shut down the left and center lanes for about 90 minutes.

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