UPDATE: Henrico authorities have identified the driver of the tractor-trailer killed on Monday after overturning on Route 301. Police identified the victim as 27-year-old Dwight Daryl Harrison. Crash teams will continue to investigate.
HENRICO, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor-trailer driver was killed Monday after overturning on Route 301 near Upham Drive and Chamberlayne Avenue in Henrico County, police said.
Authorities responded to the scene and found the tractor-trailer overturned off the right shoulder of Upham Drive. Police said in a release that one man was found dead and that an investigation into what took place is still underway.
According to a tweet from police, the crash shut down the southbound lanes of Rt. 301 and closed a portion of the northbound lanes. Police said in another tweet that southbound traffic is being detoured to Upham to the Chamberlayne Road bypass and that northbound traffic is being detoured to Interstate-95 North to Parham Road or Interstate-295 South.
A Henrico police spokesperson said the detour could be in effect until rush hour and drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route.
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