Tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-64 West in New Kent

A tractor-trailer crash shut down all lanes of Interstate 64 West in New Kent County Thursday evening.

Police responded to a two vehicle crash at 2:50 p.m. at the 215 mile marker, according to Virginia State Police.

According to police, a tractor-trailer was attempting to avoid hitting a Toyota Avalon as it approached slowing traffic, but struck the side of the car as it veered to the left. The tractor-trailer continued to move left before stopping in the median .

The tractor-trailer remained upright, but was found down in the embankment. There are no reported injuries, according to police.

The driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with reckless driving.

The crash created a back up on the interstate, causing drivers to use alternate routes to avoid delays.

The crash remains under investigation.

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