Tractor Trailer Overturns On I-95 South

Release from Virginia State Police:

At approximately 6:02 a.m., Virginia State Police were notified of a tractor-trailer that crashed on Interstate 95 south Wednesday morning (Sept. 21, 2011) on Interstate 95 at the 86 mile marker in Hanover County. Trooper R.L. Francis responded to the scene.

A tractor-trailer, hauling approximately 50,000 pounds of dry goods, was traveling in the left southbound lane, when the truck drifted to the left, traveled through a guardrail, overturned and eventually came to rest in the median on its right side. The driver was not injured.

According to a preliminary investigation, it appears the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. Charges are pending.

The left lane of I-95 north will remain closed until this afternoon while crews unload and clean-up the cargo from the trailer in order for it to be removed from the area.

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