Truck driver suffers life-threatening injuries in I-95 crash

Posted at 5:51 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 10:04:27-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- Police reopened all lanes of Interstate 95 Wednesday morning after an hours-long cleanup following an overnight tractor-trailer crash. The crash was reported at about 11 p.m. Tuesday in the northbound lanes at mile marker 59.5, just north of Ruffin Mill Road.

The tractor-trailer flipped on its side, smashed through the guard rail, and slid into the woods.

Emergency crews rescued the driver who was trapped inside the tractor-trailer.

"The Trooper's preliminary investigation reveals that Kenneth L. Williams, 65, of North Carolina was driving a 2016 Freightliner tractor northbound in the center lane. Williams then veered right hitting an occupied disabled vehicle, going off road, hitting several feet of guard rail, and finally coming to rest after striking several trees. The trailer separated from the tractor during the crash," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "Williams had to be extricated from the vehicle and was transported to the hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. The one occupant of the disabled vehicle did not sustain injury."

Charges in this case were pending the investigation.

All lanes of Interstate 95 reopened around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday.

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