Tractor-trailer hauling frozen chicken overturns on I-295 north ramp

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor-trailer accident caused traffic delays in Henrico County Thursday morning.

The tractor-trailer, which was hauling frozen chicken, overturned on the I-295N exit ramp to I-64E in Short Pump. The exit ramp was partially blocked off for a few hours, but has since reopened and traffic is now flowing.

State Police said the tractor-trailer was traveling north on Interstate 295 around 5:15 a.m. when it ran off the road to the left down an embankment overturning and striking several trees.

The driver was ticketed for Reckless Driving and both the driver and passenger was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. State Police said fatigue was a factor.

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