- Associated Press - Friday, April 5, 2019

VIENNA, Va. (AP) - Police say a fiery 12-car chain-reaction crash backed up traffic on a major Virginia highway in the Washington region, but only one driver was hurt.

Virginia State Police said in a statement that Thursday’s crash began with a two-vehicle collision on eastbound Interstate 66. Police say that collision triggered a separate, chain-reaction crash as oncoming traffic swerved to avoid those vehicles.

Police say 12 vehicles were involved in the second crash and the last two caught fire.

Although 14 vehicles were involved in the two crashes, police say only one driver suffered a minor injury that was treated at the scene. Police say the crashes remain under investigation and charges are pending.

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