Tractor trailer hauling 38K pounds of rolled paper overturns on I-64 east near airport

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor trailer hauling 38,000 pounds of rolled paper overturned on Interstate 64 near the airport overnight.

The ramp from I-64 east to Airport Drive north (Exit 197B) was closed for most of the morning. Around 7 a.m., according to VDOT, the ramp reopened.

Virginia State Police received the call for the crash around midnight. VSP says the driver ran off the road, striking a guardrail and overturned. As a result, the trailer lost its load and fuel was spilled.

The driver was transported to the hospital with serious injuries, VSP says. He was charged with reckless; failure to maintain proper control.

The crash remains under investigation.

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