Heavy fog, icy road conditions blamed for Afton Mountain crash

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Virginia State Police said heavy fog and icy road conditions are to blame for a crash between a charter bus and tractor-trailer that sent more than a dozen people to area hospitals early Sunday morning.

VSP said a tractor-trailer was traveling east on Interstate 64 when the driver lost control and overturned across the roadway. A Silver Lining Tours bus traveling in the same direction was not able to avoid the tractor-trailer.

The crash split the tractor-trailer in half. The bus ran off the side of the road and came to rest at the guardrail.

The charter bus had a driver and more than 20 passengers on board when the bus hit the tractor-trailer.

The drivers of the bus and tractor-trailer were transported to the University of Virginia Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

A representative from UVA Medical Center said 20 people were evaluated after the crash, and 16 people were discharged from the emergency department. Four people were admitted to the hospital, but they are in fair condition.

Four people were transported to Augusta Health Medical center for treatment.

At this time, VSP said there are no reported fatalities.

All lanes of I-64 on Afton Mountain were reopened shortly before 9 a.m. VDOT crews are working on treating I-64 for slick conditions.

There were also seven minor crashes that happened along I-64 immediately following the crash. None of those involved injuries.



 
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