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Man charged in crash that closed I-95 medflighted to hospital

Posted at 5:15 PM, Apr 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-29 21:11:44-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- The driver injured in a crash that closed all lanes of I-95 south in Petersburg Sunday afternoon was medflighted to an area hospital.

Sgt. Keeli L. Hill with Virginia State Police said troopers responded to the single-vehicle crash on the interstate at Washington Street at 4:10 p.m.

Officials said 63-year-old William F. Hexamer of Dinwiddie was driving a Chevrolet SUV when he ran off the road and hit the guardrail.

Hexamer was transported by a medflight helicopter to an area hospital with serious injuries.

Officials said Hexamer, who was person in the SUV, was not wearing his seat belt.

He was charged with Reckless driving; failure to maintain control.

Troopers said the crash remains under investigation.

All lanes reopened just before 5:20 p.m.

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