GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 64 has caused road closures and significant delays for drivers in Goochland County.
Around 5:45 a.m. on Thursday, March 23, state troopers were called to the Shannon Hill Road exit on I-64 eastbound for a reported crash.
According to Virginia State Police, the tractor-trailer was carrying logs when it veered off the left side of the road and crashed into the treeline. The driver of the truck — a 53-year-old man from Dillwyn — was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
When the tractor-trailer overturned, the logs it was carrying were spilled across the roadway and an SUV drove into them. The driver of the SUV was not injured.
All eastbound lanes were initially closed as a result of the crash with VDOT reporting an extensive 3-mile-long backup. Shortly after 7:30 a.m., VDOT reported that the right lane and right shoulder had been reopened. Traffic was detoured at the Courthouse Road exit in Louisa County.
Shortly after 11:45 a.m., VDOT reported that all lanes had been reopened and the scene was clear.
Units with Goochland Fire-Rescue and Emergency Services responded to the scene with Virginia State Police troopers.