1 person injured, state trooper taken to hospital for smoke inhalation

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A fiery crash in the eastbound Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Saturday evening caused it to be closed for more than five hours and injured at least one person, according to the Virginia State Police.

The closure was caused by a chain-reaction crash that led to several vehicles catching fire, state police said, and the eastbound side of the tunnel did not reopen until after 10:30 p.m.

The crash happened around 5:13 p.m. and at least one person was injured, State Police say. A state trooper was also taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation. VDOT cameras showed the tunnel was smoky for several hours.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.