Two medical helicopters dispatched bad crash on I-85 south

Posted at 2:07 PM, Jan 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-30 17:59:15-05

DINWIDDIE, Va. — Six people have been injured in an accident that involved two vehicles, on Interstate 85 South, at mile marker 53

Officials confirm that two medical helicopters have been dispatched to the scene of the accident, which occurred around 1:15 p.m. Friday.

The trooper’s investigation revealed that a 2005 Chevrolet Express Van was traveling south on I-85, when it ran off the left side of the road overcorrected right and struck a 1999 Ford pickup traveling southbound.

The 2005 Chevrolet overturned several times before coming to rest on its roof, said Virginia State Police Senior Trooper C. E. Christopher.  Six people occupied the Chevrolet van; four were ejected from the vehicle.

Two were transported via two med-flights to VCU Medical,  four others were transported to Southside Regional Hospital all with serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford pickup from North Carolina was not injured.

The driver of the Chevrolet, Linda J. Brown, 57, of Trevose, Pa., was wearing a seatbelt.  She was charged with Reckless Driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

At one point, all lanes and the shoulder were shut down. Around 4 p.m. all lanes had reopened and the backup had cleared.