BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – UPDATE 6:11 pm According to Imagination Station, two of their buses with 13 kids on each vehicle were involved in the crash. Two of the children are at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Update 4:26 pm. The eastbound side of Route 460 in Blacksburg near Prices Fork Rd has been reopened to traffic.
WDBJ7 is also learning more about the patients who were treated in connection with the crash. According to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, three patients were received between the hospital in Roanoke and Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. One of those patients is in good condition, two are in fair condition. No other details were made available regarding the patients.
UPDATE 3:40 pm Blacksburg Police say multiple children are injured. Two vehicles were carrying kids.
The total injuries and their status are not yet determined.
UPDATE 1:15 pm Blacksburg Police released more information Wednesday about a crash along Route 460 that sent multiple people to several hospitals.
The agency said it determined three vehicles were involved in the crash. Multiple patients were treated at LewisGale Montgomery Hospital, others were taken to Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Two patients with more serious injuries were flown to Roanoke.
Officials with the department’s Crash Reconstruction Team are on scene to investigate the cause of the crash. The Route 460 by-pass eastbound lanes were still closed as of Wednesday afternoon around 1:15. Police ask drivers to use alternate routes. This is an ongoing investigation.
UPDATE 12:45 pm A spokesperson for Montgomery County confirmed there were multiple injuries connected to the crash on Route 460 Wednesday morning. Some patients were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. Some of the vehicles involved in the crash include day-care vans.
Original Story: Montgomery County Fire and EMS is asking drivers to avoid Eastbound 460 between Prices Fork Road and Southgate Dr.
The agency is reporting the crash involved multiple 15-passenger vans and one sedan. All patients have been transported from the crash scene.
Traffic on westbound 460 is backed up and officials report that traffic in both directions will likely be delayed for several hours.
We have a reporter headed to the crash scene and will update this article when more information becomes available.
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