Victim Identified: Tractor Trailer Accident On Interstate 295 Kills One
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
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.