UPDATE: Lanes reopen after I-95 crash
UPDATE at 12:52 p.m.: VDOT says barrier wall repairs are complete. I-95 south lanes have been reopened.
RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – An crash involving a dump truck on I-95 south at mile marker 77 (near Boulevard) in Richmond closed the left and center lanes, according to VDOT.
At 9:00 a.m., the traffic back-up had grown to five miles.
VDOT spokeswoman Dawn Eischen said clean-up was expected to last thru the morning rush hour and advised drivers to find an alternate route.
No one was injured in the crash, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Tom Molnar. Molnar added that contrary to a previous report, the truck did not overturn and that both the dump truck and the trailer it was pulling were empty.
The crash occurred after the driver of a 1995 International Dump Truck pulling a 26 foot trailer, lost control of his vehicle and ran off the right side of the roadway, striking the jersey wall.
After impacting the jersey wall, the dump truck and the trailer then ran off of the left side of the roadway striking the center jersey wall that divides the northbound and southbound travel lanes. Both the dump truck and trailer jackknifed and came to rest blocking the left and center lanes of southbound 95.
The driver, Jeffrey W. Broyhill, 40, of Mechanicsville, was wearing his safety belt and was not injured in the crash. Broyhill was charged with reckless driving, Molnar said.
Both the dump truck and trailer were empty and have been removed from the crash scene.
There are still long delays as a new lane closure is currently being put into place to repair and reposition the section of jersey wall that was struck when the dump truck and trailer ran off of the right side of the roadway.
The new lane closure will close the center and right travel lanes of 95 southbound to allow for these repairs.Submit Your Photo