75,000 Pounds Of Squash Spills Onto I-95 In Hanover
Courtesy: Billy Spivey
HANOVER, Va - Shortly after 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning, Virginia State Police responded to the single vehicle crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 northbound south of Exit 92 in Hanover County.
The crash occurred when the driver of a 1997 International tractor-trailer ran off the left side of the roadway striking the guardrail. The tractor-trailer then overturned onto the driver's side and struck the overhead sign post that spans all of the northbound travel lanes.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, Elijah Webster, 42, of Lakeland, Fl., who was wearing his safety belt, suffered minor injuries and was assessed at the scene by emergency medical technicians.
Webster was charged with reckless driving.
The trailer was loaded with approximately 75,000 pounds of squash.
The left and center lanes northbound are closed to allow for clean-up.