York County Crash Leaves Interstate Shut Down for Four Hours

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On Oct. 12, a tractor trailer-involved crash occurred at around 4:20 a.m. on I-64 near mile marker 236.2. (Courtesy of Virginia State Police)

YORK COUNTY — An early morning crash in York County near mile marker 236.2 on Tues., Oct. 11 left a portion of Interstate 64 (I-64) closed for four hours.

According to VSP, at approximately 4:20 a.m., the driver of a 2018 Peterbuilt tractor trailer, identified as James Q. Sutton, was traveling westbound on I-64 when he lost control of the vehicle, ran off the raod, and crossed into the eastbound lanes of traffic before crashing into a ditch.

On Oct. 12, a tractor trailer-involved crash occurred at around 4:20 a.m. on I-64 near mile marker 236.2. (Courtesy of Virginia State Police)

Neither Sutton nor his female passenger (not identified by VSP) suffered injuries. It was also determined that there was not any impairment caused by drugs or alcohol.

As a result of the crash, 200 gallons of fuel was lost. Hazmat units were called upon to clean the spill.

VSP notes that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) aided in rerouting traffic at the 234 mile marker.

All lanes were reopened by 8:21 a.m.

Sutton has been charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain proper control of the vehicle.

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