2 injured after car hits box truck, crashes down embankment off I-95 in Richmond

Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities say two people were injured in a crash on Interstate 95 in Richmond. 

It happened at about 6:45 a.m. Thursday on northbound I-95 at exit 79. 

According to Virginia State Police, a car tried to take exit 79 at the last minute, causing it to swerve, hit a box truck and then go down an embankment. 

The driver and passenger of the car were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The crash caused a several mile traffic backup. It has since been cleared. 

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