Driver charged with DUI after tractor-trailer overturns on I-95 South in Chesterfield


CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — A man is charged with driving under the influence after a tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate-95 in Chesterfield County near mile marker 64 (Willis Road) Wednesday afternoon.

Virginia State Police says the two-vehicle crash occurred at 2:09 p.m. and that several vehicles in the northbound lanes were damaged by debris.

One person was transported to an area hospital with ‘serious injuries,’ according to VSP.

A police investigation revealed that the tractor-trailer hauling food products was traveling southbound in the right land. The driver, identified as Julian W. Parkman Jr., 41, of Covington, GA veered left across all lanes of travel, striking an SUV.

The tractor-trailer then overturned across all lanes of travel and sideswiped a pickup truck.

A driver and front-seat passenger of the SUV were wearing seat belts and was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Other injuries were reported.

Video sent to 8News shows stopped traffic and at least one other damaged vehicle. It is unclear whether the car was damaged in the crash.

Parkman was arrested and charged with; driving under the influence of alcohol and for failure to wear a seat belt.  He was transported to Chesterfield County Jail.

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The crash remains under investigation with the assistance of the Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Unit.  

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