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Crash backs up traffic on I-95.

Crash backs up traffic on I-95.

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.

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