Crash backs up I-95 traffic for miles

Posted at 12:27 PM, Feb 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-25 13:23:21-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The right lane of Interstate 95, at mile marker 72 near the Maury Street exit, remains closed following a morning accident, according to Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Molnar.

The crash, which happened around 8:30 a.m., had the center lane, right lane, and right shoulder closed creating a three-mile back-up up through 1:30 p.m.

Molnar said the driver of a 1999 Western dump truck lost control of the truck and ran off the interstate. The truck hit the guardrail and turned over in the woods spilling dirt.

The dirt has to be cleaned up before the lanes can reopen, Molnar said. Clean up continues at this hour.

The truck driver, a 34-year-old man, suffered minor injuries. The crash remains under investigation, Molnar said.