Ice Causes 69-Car Pileup on Virginia Interstate

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 December 2019
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At least 51 people were injured in a 69-car pileup on an Interstate highway in Virginia Sunday morning.

The crash occurred on the westbound lanes of I-64 near Williamsburg at 7:51 a.m., a spokesman for the Virginia State Police said.  At the time of the crash, ice was present on the Queens Creek Bridge and dense fog resulted in extremely limited visibility.

Two people were treated for life-threatening injuries and 11 suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries.   There were no reports of any fatalities.

The eastbound side of the highway was closed shortly after the accident due to rubbernecking and reopened at 11 a.m.  The westbound lanes were reopened shortly after 4 p.m. after the accident investigation had been concluded.

Photos of the scene posted on social media showed  what could have been taken as the aftermath of a demolition derby with many cars one on top of the other

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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