I-64 reopen after fire crash in New Kent - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

I-64 reopen after fire crash in New Kent

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NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) -

Two truck fires closed all lanes of I-64 West in New Kent for nearly eight hours Wednesday.

A tractor-trailer and a box truck crashed at 1 p.m. Wednesday at mile marker 205, near the Route 249 exit. The box truck ran off the road onto the right shoulder of the roadway, striking the improperly stopped tractor-trailer, reports State Police

The impact resulted in a fire that engulfed both vehicles. A nearby wooded area also caught fire.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was transported to VCU Medical Center, while the driver of the box truck was treated at the scene. Both suffered minor injuries.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with improper stopping on the interstate. The driver of the box truck was charged with reckless driving, police said.

Both lanes were reopened at 8:50 p.m.

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