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I-95 South Reopens After 2 Separate Wrecks

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RICHMOND, VA—All lanes of Interstate 95 Southbound have reopened after two separate wrecks temporarily closed all travel lanes Friday morning.

One person was taken to the hospital after four vehicles were involved in two separate wrecks on I-95 southbound near the Maury Street exit.

Police say the driver of a Chevy Malibu vehicle lost control and ran off the right side of the road, striking the guardrail.

The vehicle then crossed all southbound lanes and ran off the left side of the road and struck the jersey wall and coming to a rest in the left travel lane. A tractor trailer then struck the vehicle, police said.

A second crash occurred when the driver of a SUV was attempting to avoid the initial wreck and sideswiped a pickup truck, causing both vehicles to run off the right side of the roadway and hit the guardrail, police said.

Two passenger in the Chevy Malibu suffered minor injuries. One person was taken to VCU Medical Center.

No other injures were reported. Police said everyone was wearing their safety belts.

All lanes were re-opened at approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning. Drivers were temporarily using a detour off the interstate at Maury Street to Route 1 South.

The crash remains under investigation. It's unclear if charges will be filled.


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