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All Lanes of I-95 South in Hanover County Reopen After Six-Vehicle Crash

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HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) - All lanes of Interstate 95 southbound in Hanover County have reopened after a six-vehicle accident brought traffic in the area to a standstill.

Virginia State Police reported that a 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer was traveling south on Interstate 95, when it came upon slow-moving traffic from a previous accident.

The tractor-trailer reportedly struck a 2003 Kenworth tanker which hit a 2005 Peterbilt tractor-trailer.

The Freightliner tractor-trailer that started the accident then crashed into a Volkswagen. Another tractor-trailer swerved left to try and avoid the accident and ended up striking a guard rail but did not hit any other cars.

A Ford truck hauling a trailer swerved to avoid the accident and ended up in a ditch.

Police said that another five vehicle crash occurred behind it but there were no injuries related to that crash.

The driver of the Freightliner tractor-trailer, Charles D. Wilson, 43, of Georgia, has been charged with Following Too Close. Police confirmed that he was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

The driver of the Volkswagen, Lynn B. Weiser, 45, of Ohio, was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Weiser was wearing a seat belt.

All other drivers involved were wearing seat belts.


Just after 3 p.m. Virginia Department of Transportation officials confirmed that the center lane of I-95 southbound had reopened, with all lanes being back open to traffic a half-hour later. Delays in the area extended for as much as 15 miles.

Delays are also impacting I-95 northbound, with approximately two miles of congestion in the area. VDOT reports no lanes are closed on I-95 northbound.

The crash remains under investigation by authorities.

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