Update (7:01 p.m., Oct. 14): The right lane on Interstate 64 at mile marker 160 is now open and the diversion to Exit 167 has been lifted, according to VDOT. Drivers should continue to expect delays in the area.
GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Police are continuing to investigate a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Goochland County that sent one person to the hospital on Friday.
At 12:52 p.m. on Oct. 14, officers with the Virginia State Police responded to a reported crash that involved five vehicles on I-64 at the 160 mile marker.
According to a release from State Police, a vehicle was going west on I-64 in Goochland when it suddenly made a lane change that set off a chain-reaction crash behind it involving five other vehicles at mile marker 160.
One of the vehicles involved in the crash was a tractor-trailer, which could not brake in time and ran off the interstate, according to police. The tractor-trailer stuck a tree and a concrete portion of a bridge.
Police said one person was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The crash remains under investigation.
As of 5:09 p.m. on Friday, all lanes on I-64 remain closed near mile marker 160 (Cross County Road), according to a statement from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). Law enforcement and VDOT personnel are continuing to divert traffic to Exit 167 (Oilville Road/Route 617).
There is currently a seven mile backup as a result of the crash. VDOT is advising Drivers to use alternate routes and expect delays in the area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Virginia State Police at 804-674-2000.