51 injured in Virginia crash involving nearly 70 vehicles

A chain-reaction crash involving nearly 70 vehicles left 51 people injured and shut down I-64 in Virginia on Sunday.

Most of the injuries were minor, although several patients reportedly had “serious” or “moderate” injuries, a spokesman for a local hospital treating 24 of the patients said.

The crash occurred on a foggy bridge in the morning. It forced the closure of both directions of the highway on a busy weekend of holiday travel.

The eastbound lanes were reopened after about three hours, but the westbound lanes remained closed into the afternoon.

Motorist Ivan Levy said he and his wife were heading to Williamsburg in separate cars when he entered thick fog and slowed down. “Next thing I know I see cars just start piling up on top of each other,” he said. He stopped in time but his wife was involved in the wreck, escaping with minor injuries.

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