James City Fatal I-64 Crash and Other Wrecks Affect Hampton Roads

A spate of serious crashes was reported in Hampton Roads Friday morning leading to at least one fatality.

I was saddened to read about a fatal I-64 crash on the accident-prone I-64 in James City County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Anaya said a call was received at about 2:30 a.m. on Friday about a fatal crash at mile marker 229 eastbound.

The traffic was being diverted from the interstate for a time in the early hours.

Few details were available about this fatal crash later Friday. The Daily Press reported the accident involved a tractor-trailer. Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.

The Daily Press report stated emergency dispatch was alerted to calls about a vehicle driving the wrong way in the westbound lanes of I-64 near mile marker 229. Soon after, police received a call about the fatal wreck.

Fatal wreck on I-64

A few hours later, police reported a serious crash in the Isle of Wight. One person was airlifted on Friday morning after two vehicles were in a collision.

Lt. Tommy Potter of the Isle of Wight Sheriff’s Office tweeted around 5:25 a.m. that drivers should expect serious delays in the area from a two-car crash.

The crash closed down Courthouse Highway in both directions at Factory Road. All lanes were reopened shortly before 9 a.m. Friday. One car ended up in the woods as a result of a head-on collision.

Anaya said one of the victims was trapped in a vehicle as a result of the impact. One of the motorists was flown from the scene in a nightingale ambulance.

Meanwhile, during the Friday morning commute a crash left a car overturned on I-264 in Portsmouth and caused long backups.

The crash occurred as traffic approached the Downtown Tunnel into Norfolk on Friday morning on the eastbound side near Frederick Boulevard.

VDOT’s traffic cameras revealed a car overturned in this wreck. All eastbound lanes were blocked as a result of the crash, and drivers were being diverted off the interstate. There was no word on injuries from the Portsmouth crash.

In Norfolk, northbound sections of Hampton Boulevard were closed early Friday when a car crashed around 11 p.m. on Thursday and snapped a power pole in half at the intersection of Hampton and Bolling Avenue close to the campus of Old Dominion University.

Hampton Boulevard was re-opened in time for Friday’s morning commute into Norfolk.

If you have been hurt in a car crash see our resources on what to do after an auto accident in Virginia or call us at (757) 455-0077. A lawsuit against the insurance policy of the at-fault driver who caused a death or injuries can help cover the high costs you are likely to suffer.

Griff O'Hanlon

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