I-64 west reopens following New Kent crashes

Posted at 6:41 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 07:05:20-04

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- All lanes were closed Monday morning on Interstate 64 west near the ‪Courthouse Road (Route 155) interchange -- Exit 214 in New Kent -- due to two separate crashes, according to Virginia State Police.

The crashes were reported at 4:05 a.m. Police reopened the interstate by 7:05 a.m.

One crash involved three vehicles, the other crash involved two vehicles.

The Virginia Department of Transportation indicated at least one of the vehicles was a tractor trailer.

Two people were taken to VCU Health with minor injuries, police said.

"Traffic is being diverted to the off and on ramps at the interchange to get by," a VDOT spokesperson advised. "Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route."

The cause of the crashes remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can submit news tip and photos here.

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