Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Update: Portion of Richmond Road reopens following Sunday night crash

The crash occurred in the 7800 Block of Richmond Road on Sunday night. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
The crash occurred in the 7800 Block of Richmond Road on Sunday night. (WYDaily/Google Maps)

Update 3:01 p.m.: The Virginia Department of Transportation and the James City County Fire Department have now re-opened both lanes of Richmond Road after Sunday night’s crash, according to a report from James City County.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A portion of Richmond Road in Toano is shut down following a crash Sunday night that sent a man to the hospital.

It happened at around 11:13 p.m. in the 7800 block of Richmond Road between Chickahominy Road and School Lane, according to a news release from James City County.

Authorities said Scott Allen McKinney, 46, was driving a Cox work van west on Richmond Road when the vehicle went off the right side of the road and hit two utility poles.

McKinney, of Lancaster, was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News where he was treated and later released. Authorities said he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

He is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. McKinney is being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on a $2,500 secured bond.

The down lines caused the road to be closed and Dominion Energy does not expect it to reopen until Monday afternoon. The Virginia Department of Transportation has also provided signage around the area — drivers are encouraged to avoid driving through this section of Richmond Road if possible, authorities said.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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