JAMES CITY Co., Va. - Virginia State Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that happened around 7 a.m. that closed all eastbound lanes on Interstate 64.
Police responded to a three vehicle crash with serious injuries in James City County.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the blinding sunrise causes vehicles in the eastbound lanes to slow down.
The blinding sunlight led to a chain of events that caused a 2018 Freightliner to run into the back of a 2021 Nissan Kick and a 2017 Kenworth T3 series.
Once the Kenworth was hit marble slates fell of the vehicle and into the road.
Three people were injured and taken to the hospital.
Reginald Fields, 58-year-old male driver of 2018 Freightliner, suffered serious injuries from the accident and had to be extracted from the vehicle. Once extracted he was medflighted to the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
There was a passenger traveling in the Freightliner with Fields who suffered injuries and was transported to Williamsburg Sentara Hospital.
The woman who was driving the 2021 Nissan Kick sustained minor injuries and was transported to Riverside Hospital.
The driver of the 2017 Kenworth suffered no injuries.
Traffic lanes were blocked partially because of debris, but also to allow tow trucks on the scene.
The roadway was reopened at 9:59 a.m. and the crash is still under investigation.
#Breaking - James City County - major crash closes 64 EB near the Toano/Williamsburg off-ramp. VA State Police tells us the crash involves multiple vehicles, with someone trapped in a vehicle, medical chopper called in for transport. https://t.co/GTPiCyeeU2 pic.twitter.com/x2zwjGcthM— Ted Noah (@TedNoah) November 16, 2021