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All lanes reopen after 13-car pileup on I-64

Source: David Harkey Source: David Harkey
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - State Police responded to multiple crashes on Interstate 64 Friday, with mangled metal strewn across the westbound lanes between mile marker 203 and 205 in New Kent County. 

The chain-reaction crashes happened around 6:40 p.m., as downpours and severe storms followed the path of the Interstate. The front and back of Remy McNamara's car was crushed. 

"The kids... I was worried about them," said McNamara. 

Inside his Nissan, McNamara dove on top of one of his kids, as the cars behind him wouldn't stop. They hit him, at high impact. 

"About 40 miles an hour I guess," said McNamara. "Our car was facing forward. When all was said and done, we were facing parallel this way. We were looking that way."

It took up to three hours for tow trucks to get to the location, with wreckage spread across multiple crash sites. 

Cars skid for yards in the grass - backups westbound approached 10 miles, 5 miles headed east. McNamara says this all happened in seconds. 

"Everyone in front of us was putting on their brakes, and some people behind us didn't put on their brakes as quick. They locked them up," said McNamara. 

Pieces of cars littered the interstate late into the evening. State police reported no major injuries, with the westbound side of the interstate re-opening around 10 p.m.

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