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Truck driver flown to hospital; I-85 reopens after crash

Posted at 8:05 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 13:15:46-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- A truck driver was flown to the hospital following an early morning crash on Interstate 85 north, near mile marker 68, in Petersburg.

The interstate was shutdown to allow for VCU LifeEvac to safely land and transport the truck driver.

The driver's condition has not yet been released.

Lanes on I-85 have since reopened.

The cause of the crash, which resulted in the pick-up truck overturning down an embankment, remains under investigation.

The crash was first reported at about 5:33 a.m.

It's unclear why the driver may have crashed off the interstate.

A trooper on scene estimated the driver was trapped down the embankment for roughly an hour as crews worked to free him.

Southside driver injured in crash

Richmond Police confirmed the driver of an SUV suffered minor injuries when they crashed into a tree on the Southside.

The crash was reported at about 6:39 a.m. Tuesday for an accident at the intersection of Warwick and Hodges Roads.

When officers arrived, they found a man whose vehicle struck a tree.

The victim suffered minor injuries, but wasn't transported to the hospital.

No charges are expected at this time, according to officers.

Police are still investigating.

Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Second Precinct at (804) 646-8092.

This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips and photos here.