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Death investigation underway after tractor-trailer crashes into Henrico woods

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jul 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-13 16:11:34-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A death investigation is underway after one person was found dead after a tractor-trailer crashed on Route 301 in Henrico County Monday morning.

Henrico Police say they responded to a 911 call for a traffic crash on Chamberlayne Road near Upham Drive at 10:40 a.m.

Preliminary reports indicate the tractor-trailer ran off the side of the road and into a wooded area.

Police say the incident is being investigated as a death investigation as they determine if the death was from the crash or another factor.

The crash has closed all southbound lanes and one northbound lane on Route 301. '

Police say it may until Monday evening to get the trailer back on the road. Police urge drivers to use an alternate route as traffic is being stopped at Diane Lane.