YORK CO., Va. – Two drivers suffered major injuries in a two-vehicle accident that occurred on I-64 westbound at the 241 mile marker, according to Virginia State Police.
The crash happened at approximately 2:35 a.m. when a 2018 Volkswagen Passat and a 2017 MACK dump truck collided in the median.
Officials say a preliminary investigation suggests the Volkswagon was traveling at a high rate of speed when it hit the back of the dump truck. The impact of the crash allegedly caused the dump truck to overturn on its side, causing it to lose a load of asphalt it was carrying.
The dump truck overturned and blocked all westbound lanes of traffic, according to police.
Authorities report the driver of the Volkswagen, 38-year-old Kenneth W. Weatherford, was airlifted to MCV Richmond, and the driver of the dump truck, 28-year-old Terence Adrian Greene, was taken to Riverside Regional Hospital.
All westbound and eastbound lanes on I-64 are now open.