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I-95 driver trapped in furniture truck crash

Posted at 6:41 AM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-01 10:48:49-04

CAROLINE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver was rescued and later taken to the hospital after he was pinned in the cabin of his truck following an early morning crash on Interstate 95.

The truck was hauling more than 2,600 pounds of home furniture.

About 40 firefighters were called in to help remove all the furniture by hand before they could get to the trapped driver.

Rescue crews reach the trapped driver just before 5 a.m.

While the cause of the crash on I-95 North, north of Doswell, remained under investigation Tuesday morning, police said it involved two trucks.

"The crash involved a Ford F-150 and a box truck," Virginia State Police spokesman Sgt. Steve Vick said. "One passenger in the Ford was transported with non-life threatening injuries and the passenger in the box truck was transported to VCU Medical Center via Med-Flight with serious injuries."

The crash closed all lanes of I-95 North near Doswell between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Tuesday.

By 6:30 a.m., only the left lane remained closed.

The preliminary investigation revealed a man was in his pick-up truck on the side of the road when his truck was hit by the truck carrying furniture. Both vehicles ended up in a ravine off the left shoulder, with the driver of the furniture truck pinned inside his cabin.

This is a developing story.

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