A Virginia driver is facing charges after a serious accident in a work zone early Friday morning that injured three Virginia Department of Transportation workers.
According to reports, the crash occurred about 3 a.m. on Interstate 264 eastbound near the Broad Creek Bridge. Officials said 32-year-old Jahmell Dushawn Riley quickly changed lanes before driving into an area marked by cones. An officer was there with his emergency lights on while a VDOT truck backed up and workers gathered cones. Two workers were on the back of the truck collecting the cones when officials said Riley hit the back of the construction truck and pinned the two underneath.
One of the workers had to have his leg amputated at the scene so he could be removed from the wreckage. A driver was also injured in the incident.
Riley is facing reckless driving and driving while suspended charges. Officials think alcohol may have played a role, but are awaiting toxicology results.
The incident was the second work zone-related crash in two days.
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