Wednesday, December 6, 2023

UPDATE: 2 injured after car slams into dump truck on I-64

Update 11 a.m. Tuesday: Charges are pending after police say a Volkswagen Passat crashed into a dump truck on Interstate 64 early Tuesday.

Investigation by Virginia State Police shows the 2018 Volkswagen was traveling at high rate of speed on westbound I-64 when it ran into the back of a 2017 Mack dump truck shortly after 2:30 a.m. near mile marker 241, spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.

The crash caused the dump truck, which was slowing down in the right lane, to overturn on its side, losing a load of asphalt.

The Volkswagen’s driver, Kenneth W. Weatherford, 38, was transported by air to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond.

The dump truck driver, Terence Adrian Greene, 28, was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital.

Charges are pending in connection with the crash, Anaya said.

All lanes on I-64 have reopened.

Original story:

A crash involving a dump truck and car on Interstate 64 shut down both westbound and eastbound lanes of the interstate for several hours Tuesday morning.

Both drivers sustained serious injuries.

At 6 a.m., Virginia State Police were still on scene at mile marker 241 investigating the accident, which occurred around 2:35 a.m., state police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said.

Police believe the Volkswagen and dump truck collided in the median, causing the dump truck to overturn and block all westbound traffic.

Both drivers were seriously injured during the crash, police said. The Volkswagen’s driver was airlifted to Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, and the dump truck’s driver was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital.

All lanes of the interstate were closed after the accident. Since then, eastbound lanes reopened several hours later, but a detour remained in place for westbound lanes at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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