Tractor-trailer crash on I-95S creates major traffic jam

Posted at 7:15 PM, Oct 02, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-02 21:50:00-04

HENRICO, Va. (WTVR)—Right now motorists can expect heavy delays on Interstate 95, due to a tractor-trailer crash.

The center and right lanes remain closed on I-95 southbound, at mile marker 84 (I-295 to I-64 Highway West, Norfolk, Charlottesville)

At 6:17 p.m., Virginia State Police responded to a two-vehicle crash involving a sports utility vehicle and an overturned tractor-trailer. Sgt. Thomas Molnar said, in an email, that the 54-year-old male driver of the tractor-trailer suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

The trailer was fully loaded with recyclable glass which partially spilled out onto the right shoulder and grassy median. The clean-up is extensive and then the tractor-trailer will have to be removed. 

Glass has spilled out on the media and the right shoulder. 

Molnar said the accident occurred when a Toyota SUV, driven by a 57-year old male, hydroplaned. The driver lost control and was struck by the tractor-trailer, which ran off the right side of the roadway and slid to a stop on the passenger side. 

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Earlier, on I-95N at mile marker 82 (Chamberlayne Avenue, US-301), motorists ran into delays due to anoother vehicle accident. The north left lane and center lane were closed.