YORK Co., Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police responded to a “63 vehicle chain-reaction accident” with 35 reported injuries Sunday morning. According to emergency communications, they received a call at 7:49 a.m. for a crash on I-64 westbound near the Queens Creek Bridge. Virginia State Police along with local first responders are planning a press conference around 3 p.m. Sunday to give an update on the status and investigation regarding the accident. Peter Glagola with Riverside Regional Medical Center tweeted that they were treating 35 patients from the wreck. Glagola stated that: One person has serious injuries Five patients have moderate injuries Nineteen patients have minor injuries Virginia State Police tells us that the current number involved in the accident is at least 63, with a total of 35 individuals transported. 25 state units are currently assisting with the incident. Police confirmed several people are injured and two of them have injuries that are considered life-threatening. The Virginia Department of Transportation tweeted that all westbound lanes are closed for the incident. They are rerouting the traffic onto Route 199. Viewers who tell us they are involved in the accident were able to send photos and videos of the scene.
63 Vehicle Chain Reaction Accident Occurs In Virginia, USA
December 23, 2019