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Log truck driver charged after driving off the road, overturning in Nottoway County

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Posted at 5:27 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 17:42:03-05

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. – A log truck driver has been charged with reckless driving after driving off the road, striking a guardrail, and overturning in Nottoway County Monday afternoon.

Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash at Deep Creek Road, 1.5 miles north of Bible Road, at approximately, 1:28 p.m.

“Trooper D. Eggleston’s preliminary investigation reveals that a 2002 International tractor hauling logs was traveling southbound on Deep Creek Road,” said a State Police spokesperson. “As the driver of the truck was exiting out of a curve, he ran off road left striking a guardrail and a portion of the bridge. The truck then came back onto the roadway, overturning onto the driver’s side, and losing the load.”

The driver, identified as 60-year-old Alfred J. Johnson, of Dewitt, sustained minor injuries in the crash but refused transportation to the hospital.

Johnson, who police say was wearing a seat belt, has been charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.

The crash remains under investigation.

As of 5:00 p.m., the roadway was still closed.