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Victim Identified: Tractor Trailer Accident On Interstate 295 Kills One

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va - Virginia State Police is continuing its investigation into an early morning crash Saturday on Interstate 295 northbound south of Route 10 in Chesterfield County.  

At approximately 3:19 a.m. Saturday, state police were called to the scene of the crash after the driver of a 2000 Kenworth tractor-trailer ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned. 

The passenger, who was not wearing her safety belt, was ejected and died at the scene. She has been identified as 62 year old Carol Metzler of Allenwood, PA. The driver, who was also not wearing his safety belt, suffered serious injuries and was transported to the hospital. He has been identified as 63 year old Donald Metzler also of Allenwood. 

The trailer was loaded with seeds that partially spilled out of the trailer and into the median. 

The driver of the tractor-trailer was charged with reckless driving. 

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