Bus driver killed after striking tree on I-64 West

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The driver of a 15-seat passenger bus was killed in an accident that closed all lanes of Interstate 64 West on Friday morning.

The single-vehicle crash occurred on the off-ramp of exit 220 in New Kent County shortly after 9:30 a.m.

Virginia State Police say the bus was traveling on I-64 West when it ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree.

The driver of the bus has been identified as 62-year-old Paul R. Clewis of Newport News. He was the only occupant on the bus.

All lanes of I-64 westbound were closed as crews cleaned up. The ramp from I-64 west to Route 33 was also shutdown.

The roadway and ramp are now open and delays have since cleared.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Stay with 8News for updates.

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