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Car-carrier semi hits I-95 overpass, busts water line in Henrico

Posted at 9:22 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 08:21:07-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A crash involving a semi carrying cars closed lanes and caused major backups Sunday night on I-95 south in Henrico County.

VDOT officials said the crash closed the interstate's right and center lanes near Hermitage Road and Lakeside Avenue just before 8:10 p.m.

Virginia State Police officials said the car-carrying semi struck an overpass, which busted a water line.

Additionally, officials said at least one of the vehicles being hauled came off the trailer.

Ismar Planic drove by the scene of the crash moments after it happened.

"A car in the middle of the road, completely destroyed," Planic wrote. "I was worried someone lost their life in it. Water was spilling all over the car."

No injured were reported, according to state police.

"Traffic is getting by in the left lane with a three-mile backup," VDOT officials said around 8:30 p.m.

The accident was cleared around 9 p.m., according to VDOT.

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