Virginia Troopers Investigating 69 Vehicle Pile Up East Of Richmond

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Virginia State Police continues to investigate a series of multi-vehicle, chain-reaction crashes that occurred Sunday morning (Dec. 22) in York County.

At 7:51 a.m. Sunday, Virginia State Police received the first calls about a multi-vehicle crash in the westbound lanes of I-64 on the Queens Creek bridge near the 239 mile marker. Due to icy conditions on the bridge and severe fog, the crashes continued in both the westbound and then the eastbound lanes of I-64. At this stage of the extensive crash investigation, state police have confirmed that at least 69 vehicles were involved in the crashes that occurred in both directions of I-64. No charges have been placed at this time, as the multiple crash investigations remain ongoing.

At least 51 individuals from those vehicles were transported to regional hospitals, to include Riverside Doctors’ Hospital in Williamsburg, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and VCU Medical Center in Richmond. The majority of injuries were minor, with 11 individuals being treated for serious injuries. There are still no reported fatalities related to the crashes.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office, James City County Police Department, VDOT and seven fire departments, to include York County Department of Fire and Life Safety and James City County Fire Department, responded to assist with the critical incident.

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