Dump truck crash prompts 2+ hour closure of I-64W in Chesapeake

Posted at 11:40 AM, May 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-08 12:23:37-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – All lanes of I-64W in Chesapeake near Military Highway were closed for nearly three hours after two dump trucks collided, with one spilling a load of sand on the roadway.

The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m.

Virginia State Police say a dump truck traveling eastbound crossed the median and collided with another dump truck in the westbound lanes. One of the two trucks spilled their load of sand into the road.

Both drivers were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

All westbound traffic was diverted at the I-64/I-264 interchange.

The crash was cleared and lanes reopened around 12:20 p.m.