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5-vehicle wreck backs up traffic in Henrico

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Jan 18, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-18 18:04:44-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) -- Police are investigating a five-vehicle accident Friday afternoon in Henrico County's West End that has two roads closed and backed up traffic onto I-64.

The wreck happened at Gaskins Road and Mayland Drive around 3:20 p.m.

Henrico police's Doug Perry said that five people were injured. Two people suffered life-threatening injuries in the wreck. Three others suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities said the intersection will likely be closed for a few hours while a crash team investigates.

The accident has traffic backed up on Gaskins Road. VDOT also said drivers on I-64 can also expect potential delays because of the accident. That's because the west entrance ramp and exit ramp are closed.

Check back with WTVR.com for updates on this developing story.