The Virginia State Police has updated the number of vehicles involved in a crash Sunday morning near mile maker 239 on Interstate 64 in York County.
Authorities said the 69-vehicle chain reaction crash resulted in 51 people injured – they were taken to area hospitals.
Two of those people are being treated for “life-threatening injuries,” said Sgt. Michelle Anaya, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.
Authorities said 11 people suffered serious injuries; the rest were minor.
The State Police in an earlier report said there were 35 vehicles involved – the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office reported earlier that more than 45 vehicles were involved in the wreck.
Authorities said the report came in at around 7:51 a.m. in the area of I-64 eastbound near the Queens Creek Overpass near the Camp Peary exit.
Anaya said the cause of the chain reaction crash remains unknown, but noted fog and ice on the Queens Creek bridge were factors in the crash.
A widening project is ongoing at the site of the wreck. It’s unclear whether the incident caused damage to the bridge.
My thoughts are with all involved in the multi-vehicle accident near Williamsburg this morning. Grateful for the emergency crews, first responders, hospital staff, @VSPPIO, and @VaDOT personnel who are working around the clock to keep people safe this holiday season.
— Ralph Northam (@GovernorVA) December 22, 2019
The road was shut down both ways and traffic was detoured to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242).
At 3:38 p.m., all lanes have reopened on I-64 west at the Queens Creek overpass bridges near Camp Peary (exit 238), according to VDOT.
All eastbound lanes on I-64 at the Queens Creek bridge have also reopened from a second crash Sunday morning in the same location but in the opposite direction.