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1 killed after pickup rear-ends stopped semi on I-95 near Ashland

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Posted at 11:17 AM, Jun 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-18 16:30:04-04

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- A deadly crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer closed all lanes of Interstate 95 south in Hanover County Friday morning.

Troopers were called to the crash on the interstate about two miles north of Ashland just before 10:10 a.m., according to Sgt. Dylan Davenport with Virginia State Police.

"The initial investigation reveals that a tractor trailer was stopped on the right shoulder with reflective triangles behind it," Davenport said. "It was struck in the rear by a pickup truck."

Officials said there was at least one confirmed fatality, but that additional people were "being assessed for injury."

All lanes of the interstate had reopened by just before 1 p.m., but VDOT officials warned that traffic was backed up for more than 8 miles.

VDOT officials said all delays had cleared as of 2:40 p.m.

Davenport said the investigation into the wreck was "in the initial phases."

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