Two injured after tire blows on RV, sending it into embankment

Posted at 2:27 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 17:35:41-04

PRINCE GEORGE, Va. – Two people were transported to the hospital after a recreation vehicle towing a Chevy went down an embankment. The accident happened early Tuesday afternoon, in Prince George County, on Interstate 95 northbound at mile marker 46. This is near where the interstate splits off with Interstate 295.

The driver of the RV lost control and it went down the embankment, according to Virginia State Police Sergeant Steve Vick. Police said that the early investigation indicates a tire blew and that caused the driver to lose control.

{PHOTO; Virginia State Police]

One victim was transported by medical helicopter and one by ground, Vick said.

Motorists can expect major delays as crews cleanup the scene. The north right lane and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately two miles, at 2:20 p.m.

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