Tractor trailer hauling 30,000 pounds of lettuce crashes on I-295 north

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor trailer truck hauling over 30,000 pounds of lettuce flipped Sunday morning along I-295 north blocking the highway.

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The accident occurred at the intersection with Route 5, which is also called New Market Road, when the tractor-trailer attempted to pass a pickup truck.

As the tractor trailer made the pass, the trailer portion of the vehicle began fishtailing causing the vehicle to lose control and hit the pickup truck.

After the initial impact, the tractor-trailer ran off of the road to the right and struck the guardrail before moving left and overturning, blocking all three lanes of the interstate.

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Denroy R. Budhan, was charged with reckless driving and defective equipment for having bald tires.

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