Driver charged after truck hauling boat overturns on I-64 west near Mechanicsville Turnpike

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — A driver that was seriously injured in a crash near Mechanicsville Turnpike on I-64 west this morning has been charged with reckless driving.

According to Virginia State Police, the driver was injured in a single-vehicle crash that happened at 5:20 a.m. VSP said a truck that was pulling a boat ran off the road to the left and struck the guardrail.

The truck driver was identified as 48-year-old Jeffrey S. Gregory of Midlothian. Authorities said he was the only person inside the truck at the time of the accident. He is being treated at a hospital for serious injuries.

Gregory has been charged with reckless driving failure to maintain control.

The Virginia Department of Transportation closed I-64 W lanes for nearly two hours. Drivers were encouraged to use Nine Mile Road as an alternate route. As of 7:40 a.m., all lanes have reopened.

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