GREENSVILLE COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) – The driver of a tractor-trailer was charged after an overnight crash that spilled 40,000 pounds of meatballs across Interstate 95 in Virginia.
Virginia State Police confirmed they responded to the crash scene on I-95 South in Greensville County around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.
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The investigation determined the tractor-trailer, driven by Al Stenford, ran off the road, overcorrected and struck a guardrail. The vehicle jackknifed, causing the trailer to detach. The driver of another tractor-trailer, also traveling southbound, couldn’t avoid the trailer and crashed into it.
The incident caused the shutdown of all northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 until 4:30 a.m.
The Greensville County Fire Department said it took over two hours to free the truck’s operator from the vehicle. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
Stenford was charged with failing to obey a highway marking.