COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. — A wreck on I-95 south in Colonial Heights that backed up traffic for miles Friday afternoon sent a man to the hospital.
Sgt. Steve Vick with Virginia State Police said a vehicle ran off the interstate near Southpark Boulevard (mile marker 53) and down a steep embankment.
Vick said an elderly male take to an area hospital.
VDOT reported the interstate’s right lane is closed near Southpark Boulevard. As a result, officials said there was a five-mile backup as of 4 p.m.
Vick said that removing the vehicle would be an “extended operation” and VDOT warned drivers to expect delays.
The interstate has since reopened.