69 Cars Collide in Virginia

In News 2019-12-23 10:31:20
69 Cars Collide in Virginia
69 Cars Collide in Virginia

By Jude Chukwuemeka

 

A pileup of vehicles involving about 69 cars on a major interstate in Virginia on Sunday morning injured dozens of people. A CNN report attributes the cause of the crash to fog and icy roads, although authorities say there could be more to the crash.

 

Gulf Today reports that the accident happened just before 8am on Sunday on westbound Interstate 64 in York County near Williamsburg, Virginia State. No fatalities were reported, but it took crews hours to clear the roadway and reopen all lanes of traffic.

 

Photos from the scene showed a tangled mass of metal, with car hoods crumpled, windows smashed and a red truck plopped on top of another vehicle. Authorities do not yet know the cause of the crash, but fog and icy road conditions were contributing factors, Anaya said.

 

An eye witness, Levy told The Associated Press he started slowing his truck down and turned his hazard lights on when he saw thick fog. "Next thing I know I see cars just start piling up on top of each other," he said.