Driver killed in wrong-way crash on I-64 in James City County

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A driver was killed Friday morning after driving the wrong way on Interstate 64 in James City County, and causing a three-car crash.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya says Virginia State Police received a call around 2:30 a.m. for a car that was traveling on the wrong side of 64. Another call was received a short time later, reporting a fatal crash at mile marker 229.

Police say someone driving a Chevy Camaro entered I-64 from New Kent, and was heading east on the westbound side when they sideswiped a 2016 Ford Fusion.

The Camaro then ricocheted across the lane and hit a tractor-trailer head on. Police say the driver of the Camaro lost control, ran off the road and hit several trees before the car caught on fire.

The driver was unable to exit the Camaro and died at the scene. Drivers in the other cars escaped unharmed.

The traffic was being diverted from westbound side of I-64, which was shutdown for a brief period of time Friday morning. All lanes have since been reopened on I-64 west.

Police say it is unknown how the driver of the Camaro got onto the wrong side of the interstate or if alcohol was involved. The driver not yet been identified.

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