Person killed in crash on I-95 in Hanover County identified


HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in Hanover County.

According to Virginia State Police, 22-year-old Joseph Messick of Hampton, was driving southbound on I-95 when his 1997 Honda CR-V was rear-ended by another car near mile marker 91. Messick’s vehicle then ran off the left side of the road into the northbound lanes. The car then flipped.

Drivers experienced delays in that area. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, all northbound lanes were closed as a result of the crash. Drivers were encouraged to avoid the area or use Exit 89 to use Lewiston Road as a detour.

At 1:54 a.m. Tuesday, VDOT said all the lanes were open and that the backup was clear.

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