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Mac & cheese truck crash closes I-295 lanes in Henrico

Posted at 5:49 AM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 13:34:19-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Lanes remain closed along I-295 south in eastern Henrico County Friday morning following a tractor-trailer crash.

The driver crashed while he tried to avoid a deer near the Route 5 exit (mile marker 20), according to police.

"Lainier Zahada, 30, of Florida, was driving a tractor and trailer hauling boxed food product southbound I-295 when he ran off road right in attempt to avoid a deer and overturned," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "Zahada has been charged with reckless driving, failure to maintain control, and driving with an invalid commercial driver's license."

The tractor-trailer was carrying macaroni and cheese. The product had to be off-loaded so the truck could be up righted and the area cleared.

No one was hurt in the crash.

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