(Virginia State Police)

Massive Crash in Bridge-Tunnel

Triggered By Truck Following Too Closely

May 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm

Hampton, Va. (Newsradiowrva.com) - A box truck driver has been charged with following too closely, after a seven-vehicle pile-up in the eastbound lanes of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel this morning.  State Police say the accident started with the box truck rear-ended another car in the tunnel.  This triggered a chain-reaction crash, also involving a tanker carrying hot tar.

The accident occurred at 8:22.  The lanes were not reopened until around 11:30.  

There were no reported injuries.