Chain-reaction crashes on I-64 in Goochland send 7 to the hospital


GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A total of seven people were taken to the hospital after a string of crashes at the same location on Interstate 64 in Goochland County.

According to Virginia State Police, all three crashes occurred just before 10 a.m. in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 164.

The first happened after a Nissan Altima lost control and struck the guardrail, causing it to spin around. Immediately after, a Chevrolet Malibu struck the Altima as it was stopped in the right lane.

VSP said those two crashes sent three people to the hospital for treatment of ‘serious injuries.’

The third crash, which involved four tractor-trailers and a Toyota Highlander, happened as traffic was slowing for the first two wrecks.

VSP says a 2007 International tractor hauling a container unit struck the Highlander in the rear as it was coming to a stop. Then a 2007 International tractor then struck a 2007 Freightliner flatbed tractor, forcing it to jackknife and strike two additional tractor-trailers.

Four people were transported to the hospital with injuries that ranged from minor to serious. VSP said everyone involved in the third wreck was wearing a seat belt.

The crash remains under investigation.

“With the assistance of VDOT, travel lanes will remain closed for the cleanup process which will take an extended period of time,” VSP said in a release.

8News has a crew on scene gathering details. Check back for updates.

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