JAMES CITY COUNTY — A multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 (I-64) caused injuries and lane closures.
At approximately 7:05 a.m., the Virginia State Police (VSP) reported to the scene in James City County where three vehicles crashed in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 227.
VSP has stated that a preliminary investigation revealed that just prior to the crash, travel on the highway slowed due “blinding sun.”
During this time, Reginald Fields, 58, of Richmond, was driving a 2018 Freightliner in the right lane. His truck ran into the rear of a 2021 Nissan Kick, which pushed this vehicle into a grassy median. Fields’ Freightliner continued to travel in this lane, then striking the rear of a 2017 Kenworth T3 series, which was carrying slates of marble. Upon this second impact, the marble from the Kenworth T3 fell off the truck and onto the roadway.
Fields is reported as having suffered serious injuries. He was extracted from his vehicle and airlifted to the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. The male passenger in Fields’ vehicle was transported to Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and his current status is unknown.
The female driver of the 2021 Nissan Kick was transported to Riverside Hospital, having suffered only minor injuries.
VSP reports that the driver of the 2017 Kenworth T3 series did not suffer any injuries.
Lanes were closed until 9:59 p.m. while tow trucks were on scene to clear debris on the roadway. The crash remains under investigation.