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7 vehicles crash inside Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

Posted at 10:16 AM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 12:17:47-04

HAMPTON, Va. -- All lanes have reopened inside the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) following a Wednesday morning crash. The seven-vehicle crash, reported at about 8:22 a.m., closed all lanes for several hours.

"The driver of a F350 box truck, swerved to avoid stopped traffic, rear ended the vehicle in front of it, and swerved into the path of a tractor trailer," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "The tractor trailer struck the tunnel wall and caused the box truck to jacked knife into the tractor trailer and into another vehicle, causing a chain reaction."

The tractor trailer involved is a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials, police said.

No serious injuries were reported.

This is a developing story.