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Crash on 199 results in removal of hazardous materials

A crash on route 199 and Windsormeade Way caused an Orkin pesticide truck to flip multiple times, spilling hazardous material onto the roadway. (WYDaily/Google Maps)
A crash on route 199 and Windsormeade Way caused an Orkin pesticide truck to flip multiple times, spilling hazardous material onto the roadway. (WYDaily/Google Maps)

A crash on Route 199 on Tuesday resulted in nearly nine hours of cleaning up hazardous materials from the roadway.

At approximately 4:49 p.m., James City County Police officers arrived at the scene of a vehicle crash between Route 199 and Windsormeade Way, according to reports from JCCPD.

Darrell Antoenio James, 59, was driving along 199 east onto Monticello toward Target when his vehicle collided with an Orkin pesticide truck.

The Orkin truck rolled over multiple times, causing pesticides and hazardous materials to be spilled onto the roadway, police said. The area was closed until 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Both drivers were taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center with minor injuries, police said.

James was charged with driving under the influence, police said.

Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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