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Overturned tractor-trailer involved in fatal accident on I-64

Posted: 8:52 PM, Apr 22, 2015
Updated: 2015-04-23 00:40:45-04
Overturned tractor-trailer involved in fatal accident on I-64

NEW KENT, Va. -- Virginia State Police are on scene investigating a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer. The single-vehicle accident occurred around 7:51 p.m. on Interstate 64 westbound, at mile marker 220 in New Kent County.

A 2005 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling west on Interstate 64 when it ran off the road left struck a tree, partially overturning.  The truck spilled a large amount of diesel fuel; it was loaded with rolls of fiberglass.

The driver (single occupant) of the tractor-trailer died at the scene.  He was wearing a seatbelt.

The name is being withheld until next of kin notification can be made.

The  overturned tractor-trailer is leaking diesel fuel.  The left lane was blocked for hours, well into the night, for clean up.