Tractor-trailer driver charged in 5-car wreck that closed parts of I-95

Posted at 6:48 PM, Dec 11, 2019

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. –The driver of a tractor-trailer was charged with following too close following a wreck that shut down I-95 north near Route 288 Wednesday evening.

Around 5:15 p.m., the Virginia State Police responded to a five-vehicle crash, where two of the vehicles were tractor-trailers, at northbound I-95, .10 miles north of Route 10.

Police say that traffic was slowing when one of the tractor-trailers struck a vehicle in the rear, creating a chain reaction of vehicles striking each other,

Five vehicles were damaged in the process.

All involved were wearing their seat belts.  Two drivers were transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer that initially struck the first vehicle was charged with following too close.

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