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Tractor-trailer crash closes I-95 south in Henrico

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Posted at 5:49 AM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 11:29:53-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. — A tractor-trailer crash shut down all southbound lanes on Interstate 95 near mile marker 82 in Henrico County for several hours early Wednesday morning, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

It happened near the Chamberlayne Road exit at 5:20 a.m.

"A Ford Escape was traveling southbound when the driver lost control and struck a guardrail," Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Jessica Shehan wrote. "After striking the guardrail, the vehicle crossed the median onto the northbound lanes where it was struck by a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer was unable to avoid striking the Ford Escape causing the tractor-trailer to overturn."

Police also said no one was seriously injured in the crash. This crash is still under investigation. 

Around 7:30 a.m., CBS 6 Reporter Brendan King observed another crash happen in the northbound lanes of I-95 — right by the tractor-trailer crash.

Traffic had slowed down due to the wreck on the southbound side of the road, and a BMW was struck by a Honda CR-V from behind, according to State Police.

State Police said one of the drivers involved in the second crash was charged with reckless driving. They were seen being taken into custody.

The driver of the BMW was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to State Police.

Troopers also said "rubbernecking" may have been a possible cause for the second crash, but it is still under investigation.

As of 8:45 a.m., all lanes had reopened.

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

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