Woman claims pothole caused 6-car wreck on I-64

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by Philip Townsend, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on March 22, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Updated Friday, Mar 22 at 6:41 PM

HAMPTON---It's a tricky situation, but Stephanie Hargrave says a pothole is to blame for a six-car wreck off I-64 Monday.

Hargrave says she ran into the pothole while exiting onto Mercury Boulevard in Hampton.

However, the pothole grazes the faded road paint on the exit ramp and it isn't completely inside the lines, so now she may now face reckless driving charges.

"These potholes have caused minor damage," Hargrave said. "But this time it caused a major accident and I'm getting blamed for it."

The ramp is on VDOT property, and the department is responsible for maintaining potholes on shoulders.

However, because of its location, a department official said a reimbursement is not likely to be approved.

A complete police report has not been finalized.
 

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