63-Vehicle Pileup Leaves Dozens Injured

Things get ugly on Interstate 64 in Virginia
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 22, 2019 2:00 PM CST
63-Vehicle Pileup Leaves Dozens Injured
A person climbs over crashed cars at the scene of a multi-vehicle pileup on Interstate 64 in York County, Va., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.   (Ivan Levy via AP)

A pileup involving more than 60 cars on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday morning injured dozens of people, some critically, according to state police. The accident happened just before 8am Sunday on Interstate 64 in York County and for a time shut down traffic in both directions, Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya said in a statement, the AP reports. The agency tweeted that there was fog and ice along a bridge when what was described as a chain-reaction wreck began. Sixty-three vehicles were involved, and 35 people were transported for treatment of injuries, Anaya said late Sunday morning.

She said an unspecified number of those people had injuries considered critical. There were no immediate reports of fatalities. Eastbound lanes eventually reopened, but westbound lanes remained closed hours after the crash, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. An investigation was ongoing, and motorists were being asked to avoid the area.

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