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UPDATE: Charlottesville Man Involved in I-64 Crash Identified

May 30, 2012

The man involved in a crash on Memorial Day along Interstate 64 has been identified. Thomas H. Quinn, III, of Charlottesville was driving his BMW when he hit an embankment, went up in the air and hit the top of a tractor trailer. Quinn remains at UVa Medical Center. Virginia State Police are investigating the crash and charges are pending.



UPDATE:

May 29, 2012

The Charlottesville man involved in Monday night’s crash on I-64 in Albemarle County is still alive and being treated at UVa Hospital.

May 29, 2012

A car accident sends one Charlottesville man to the UVa Medical Center after blocking five lanes of traffic on Interstate 64 for hours. The Virginia State Police Department has not released the name of the victim.

VSP said he was driving a 2003 BMW, traveling east on I-64 when the car ran off the right side of the road and struck the guardrail. The BMW then came back across the eastbound lanes and struck an embankment off the left side of the road. The BMW traveled up the six-foot embankment, became airborne, rolled upside down, and struck the top of the trailer of a westbound tractor-trailer. The impact tore the BMW in two.

The crash happened around mile marker 102 on I-64. It involved two vehicles, the BMW and a tractor trailer. State police said the driver of the tractor trailer was not injured. They said he is an adult male from South Carolina who was carrying rolls of paper.

The crash remains under investigation and police say charges are pending.

May 28, 2012

A crash on Interstate 64 Westbound sent a driver to the University of Virginia Medical Center with life threatening injuries.

The crash happened near Afton, involving a car and tractor trailer.

The driver of the tractor trailer had no injuries.

Earlier this afternoon the east left lane was closed. The west left shoulder, left lane, right lane, and right shoulder were also closed. The Interstate re-opened around 7:30 p.m.

No word yet on what caused the accident. Virginia State Police say charges are pending.


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