New information released about crash that closed I-95 in Richmond

Crash on Interstate 95
Posted at 12:32 PM, Oct 03, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-04 09:09:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond driver was charged with improper stopping on a highway in connection to a multi-vehicle crash that closed Interstate 95 north on Tuesday afternoon near Maury Street (mile marker 73) in South Richmond.

Virginia State Police responded to the crash at about 12:04 p.m.

"A 2006 Dodge Ram pickup stopped in the left lane due to a flat tire. A white 2024 Chrysler Pacifica approached the red Dodge and also stopped in the left lane. A white 2012 Nissan Altima approached both vehicles and attempted move from the left to the center lane; however, it struck the rear of the Pacifica and came to rest partially in the center lane, in the path of a 2020 Freightliner box truck, which could not stop," a Virginia State Police spokesperson wrote in an email about the crash. "The Freightliner struck the rear of the Nissan, resulting in an override collision, blocking all lanes of northbound travel, along with the left and center lane on the southbound side. After the initial impact, the Pacifica was pushed into the rear of the red Dodge, and spun out into the center lane where it was struck by another black Dodge Ram."

The Dodge driver, a 32-year-old man from Richmond, was charged with improper stopping on a highway.

The Nissan Altima driver, a 57-year-old man from Chester, was treated at the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

This crash remains under investigation.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email to send a tip.

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