A series of crashes involving 69 cars on Interstate 64, Virginia, on Sunday left dozens of people injured.
According to Virginia State Police, the chain-reaction crashes began around 7:50 a.m. on the highway’s Queens Creek overpass in York County. The area was experiencing heavy fog at the time, and the bridge was also icy, police said.
No fatalities were immediately reported, and 35 people were taken to hospitals, police said. Their injuries ranged from minor to life-threatening.
Images from the scene showed dozens of vehicles piled up in the westbound lanes on the bridge. Drivers and first responders were forced to climb over the wreckage.
Rubberneckers in the eastbound lanes also crashed, police said, and for several hours all lanes of the interstate were closed. The scene was finally cleared by 3:45 p.m. local time.
See video below:
I-64 accident this morning pic.twitter.com/xD1DjLMY1k
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