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.
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.