I-195 crash mangles muscle car, driver walks away


RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities say the driver of a muscle car that went plunging down a ravine, leaving it mangled, walked away from the crash. 

According to Virginia State Police, a trooper saw a red Dodge Challenger speeding on Interstate 195 at about 3:30 a.m.

The trooper tried to stop the car, but quickly lost sight of it. Several minutes later, an injured man was walking in the roadway of northbound I-195, state police said, and a wrecked red Dodge Challenger was found down a ravine at I-195 north at the ramp to I-64 west. 

According to the trooper’s preliminary investigation, the driver lost control of the car, ran it off the road to the right, hit the bridge wall, forcing the car over the wall. The car then went several 100 feet down a ravine and finally came to a rest after hitting several trees. 

State police believe the man was not wearing his seat belt and was taken to the hospital for treatment of “minor to serious injuries.”  

Charges are pending, state police said, and the crash remains under investigation.  

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The crash closed the ramp from I-195 north to I-64 west for several hours. 

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