Driver charged in I-95 wreck that ended with SUV in ravine

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Posted at 12:57 PM, Jul 25, 2021

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A Maryland man is facing several charges in wreck that ended with his SUV landing in a ravine along Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County Sunday afternoon.

Troopers were called to the crash along I-95 north not far from the Route 288 overpass just before 12:05 p.m.

"The preliminary investigation reveals that a black SUV ran off the road to the right, overran the guardrail and came to rest next to Proctor’s Creek below I-95," Sgt. Dylan Davenport with Virginia State Police said.

Video from the scene showed a black SUV with a shattered windshield in the ravine.

The driver, who was the only person in the SUV, was taken to an area hospital to be treated, officials said.

The 36-year-old Maryland man, whose name was not released, was charged with driving under the influence, hit and run and driving on a revoked license, according to Davenport.

Additionally, troopers said he was not wearing his seat belt.

Davenport said the SUV hit another car before it crashed, which caused minor damage to that vehicle.

"The investigation is ongoing," Davenport said.

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Crash on I-95 north backs up traffic for miles.

The wreck has closed the interstate's northbound right and center lanes about one mile north of Route 288, according to VDOT officials.

The wreck backed up traffic for miles Sunday afternoon, but all lanes had reopened and the backup was clear as of 3:30 p.m.

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



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