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More than 60 vehicles involved in chain reaction crash on Virginia interstate

More than 60 vehicles involved in chain reaction crash on Virginia interstate
More than 60 vehicles involved in chain reaction crash on Virginia interstate
Posted at 2:08 PM, Dec 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-22 14:08:54-05

YORK COUNTY, Va. – More than 60 vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash on I-64 in eastern Virginia Sunday morning. Authorities believe fog and ice were the cause.

The pileup, about 50 miles east of Richmond, closed both sides of the interstate, authorities said. Photos from the York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office and the Virginia State Police show the extent of the backup and damage.

The Sheriff's Office said 45 vehicles had crashed, while the Virginia State Police originally pegged the total at 35. Police later updated their number to 63.

Virginia State Police said fog and ice were on Queens Creek Bridge at 7:51 a.m. when the crashes began.

Police said around 35 people were transported to nearby hospitals for injuries that ranged from minor to life threatening. No fatalities have been reported.

"Please use caution while driving due to fog and icy road conditions (especially on bridges)," York-Poquoson Sheriff's Office said.