The local lanes of I-95 southbound were shut down near Alexandria after a crash involving an injury around 11:30 a.m.
Video of the scene shows traffic backing up as it’s diverted to exit 177/US-1. The thru lanes are still open.
At least one person is reported to have been injured in the crash.
The crash is in the process of being cleared and lanes are expected to reopen shortly.
UPDATE: Crash with Injury. I-95/495 SB (Inner Loop/Local Lanes) at US-1 (exit 177). City of Alexandria, VA. All lanes remain blocked. Traffic is diverted to Exit 177/US-1. Delays begin before the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, in Maryland before I-295. Thru lanes are open at this time.
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A 34-year-old Maryland man is being held without bond after allegedly smashing his car into two others and then fleeing from police on foot across Interstate 95.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 21, at around 3:45 p.m. Police were called to the area of Duke Street and Early Street for a report of an injury resulting from a hit-and-run, and were told that the suspect’s Nissan Altima had rear end damage, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Police located the suspect, Allen Johnson, nearby and trying to fix the damage to his car.
“Johnson entered the vehicle and drove east along Duke Street, exiting onto Telegraph (Road) and then (Interstate) 95,” police said in the search warrant affidavit. “The driver ignored (the officer’s) emergency lights and sirens and refused to stop, swerving between lanes, nd randomly applying brakes before fleeing at a high rate of speed.”
Another officer then found the vehicle on the southbound local lanes of I-95 — after hitting another vehicle. As the officer arrived on scene, Johnson allegedly fled on foot.
“Your affiant observed Johnson walking sourhbound on the highway in the southbound thru lanes,” police said in the search warrant affidavit. “He then hopped the jersey wall, crossed a grassy median, then hopped another jersey wall and continued southbound in the northbound thru lanes. Your affiant took him into custody in the middle lane.”
Police said Johnson was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and had marijuana shake in one of his pockets.
“When asked if he drank or took drugs today, he replied, ‘You’ll find out,'” police said in the search warrant affidavit.
Johnson was charged with two counts of hit-and-run resulting in injury and driving while intoxicated. He goes to court for the offenses on August 2.