VSP/FCSO investigate accidents that shutdown 66 for 8 hours

Virginia State Police (VSP) and Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) report responding to an accident at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 8.

An RV collided with a tractor trailer while both vehicles were traveling east on interstate 66 at mile marker 16.

The impact caused the RV to run off the road through a guardrail and down an embankment.

Further information as the investigation continues reports at least 8 victims in the incident.

Some victims were ejected some were trapped in vehicles.

Virginia State Police confirm at least one person was killed in the accident.

Fauquier County Authorities report being able to clear the scene and restore all lanes of traffic both east and west bound at 4:30 this morning.

During the clean up and response to the incident both east and west bound lanes of 66 were closed and detours were in place for close to 8 hours.

Helicopters were deployed to transport the most critical patients while lower priority patients were transported by ground units.

The Virginia State Police continue to investigate the incident with additional details expected.

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