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.