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I-95 lanes reopen after trucks crash, spill coconut powder

Posted at 8:57 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 12:07:06-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY. Va. -- All lanes of northbound Interstate 95 have reopened after two tractor-trailers crashed near the Woods Edge Road exit in Chesterfield. One of the trucks was hauling coconut powder, which spilled as a result of the crash.

"The preliminary investigation reveals that a tractor-trailer was stopped on the right shoulder when the second tractor-trailer traveling in the right lane struck the first in the rear," a Virginia State Police spokesperson said. "There was a partial load loss from the tractor on the shoulder and a diesel spill from damage sustained on the second tractor."

The crash was reported at about 6:06 a.m.

"The driver of the tractor located on the shoulder was charged with, improper stopping on a highway. The driver of the second tractor was charged with, reckless driving; failure to maintain control," the police spokesperson continued. "Both [men] were checked at the scene for minor injuries."

Multiple lanes of I-95 northbound were closed for several hours.

The crash remains under investigation. This is a developing story. Witnesses can send news tips, photos, and video here.