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Albemarle : VSP Investigates Major Crash That Shut Down I-64 On Afton Mountain Thursday Afternoon

[ 0 ] June 8, 2018 |

Photo By Justin Ide/PIO CVFD via Crozet Volunteer Fire Department (Facebook) : Emergency crews load a patient into Pegasus on I-64 late Thursday afternoon after a major tractor trailer accident shut down the interstate backing up traffic for miles. Thursday – June 7, 2018

Afton Mountain
Interstate 64 Near Mile Marker 105
Albemarle County, Virginia

Verbatim press release via Virginia State Police:

“At 5:40 p.m. Thursday (June 7), Virginia State Police Trooper Z.C. Harris responded to a multi-vehicle crash in Albemarle County.

A tractor-trailer traveling east on Interstate 64 ran off the left side of the interstate at the 104 mile marker and into the median. When the vehicle struck the concrete drainage culvert in the center of the median, the trailer swung out into the westbound lanes.

The trailer first struck a westbound tractor-trailer and then two other westbound passenger vehicles – a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a 2017 Subaru. The impact of the crash caused the Subaru to run off the right side of the westbound lanes of I-64 and into the guardrail.

The driver of the Subaru, a 61-year-old Fishersville woman, was flown to UVA Hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

The driver of the at-fault tractor-trailer, Arnold L. Jones, 63, of Freeman, Va., was transported by ambulance to UVA Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. He was wearing a seat belt.

Neither the driver of the westbound tractor-trailer that was struck nor the driver of the Silverado pickup truck was injured.

Jones has been charged with reckless driving for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.

The crash remains under investigation.

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police”

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