Wreck snarls traffic on I-95 near Downtown Expressway, I-64 exits

Posted at 4:14 PM, May 30, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-30 17:58:23-04

RICHMOND, Va. — A wreck involving a box truck and a minivan snarled traffic on I-95 south heading out of the city Friday afternoon.

VDOT said the wreck happened around 3:45 p.m. at mile marker 74 near the VCU Medical Center/Broad Street exit (74C). That’s not far from the exits for the Downtown Expressway (74A) and I-64 east (75).

Virginia State Police the accident happened when a box truck headed south ran off the interstate and struck the jersey wall. A minivan was also involved in the crash.

State police said at least one person was injured and transported to the hospital.

The crash closed all the southbound lanes as well as the northbound left lane and shoulder. However, the northbound left lane and southbound right lane reopened around 5 p.m.

All lanes reopened around 5:30 p.m.

VDOT cameras showed traffic moving slowly into the city.

As of 5:15 p.m., traffic was backed up for 10 miles.

CBS 6 News has a crew on the way. Watch CBS 6 News starting at 5 p.m. for updates on this developing story.