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67-year-old man found unresponsive following wrong-way crash on HOV reversible lanes in Norfolk

According to Virginia State Police, they were notified of a wrong-way driver around 8:42 p.m. traveling westbound when the HOV system was open to eastbound traffic.

NORFOLK, Va. — The HOV reversible lanes on Interstate 64 in Norfolk are shut down Friday night, following a wrong-way crash.

According to Virginia State Police, they were notified of a 2014 Dodge Ram Pickup that was driving the wrong-way around 8:42 p.m. traveling 15-20 mph westbound when the HOV system was open to eastbound traffic.

The VSP supervisor met the driver head-on, forcing them to stop. The supervisor went through the cut-through at Norview, from the outside group of lanes just between the Jersey walls.

When he was stopped, police noticed that he was unresponsive due to a medical condition. Officers said the wrong-way driver was a 67-year-old Virginia Beach man. 

The man was immediately taken to the hospital to be treated.

Officials said the VSP supervisor who got the driver to stop did not suffer any injury. There were also two other vehicles that were hit by the wrong-way driver, but they did not get hurt. 

State Police said the reversible lanes will be shut down as troopers investigate.