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Car hits truck in highway work zone, 4 hurt

Friday - 9/14/2012, 1:37pm  ET

NORFOLK, Va. - Virginia State Police say a 22-year-old driver has been charged in an Interstate 264 crash in Norfolk hat injured three highway workers, including one whose leg had to be amputated.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells WAVY-TV ( http://bit.ly/USkEhW) the crash happened about 3 a.m. Friday in the interstate's eastbound lanes.

Anaya says a trooper witnessed a car driven by Jahmell Dushawn Riley of Virginia Beach abruptly change lanes. Riley's car then struck the back of a truck whose workers were picking up construction cones.

Anaya says one of the workers was pinned underneath the truck and his leg was amputated at the scene. He was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Two other workers also were injured, along with Riley. Anaya says he's was charged with reckless driving and driving while suspended.

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Information from: WAVY-TV, http://www.wavy.com/


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