WARNING: This story contains graphic details related to a vehicle crash. Discretion is advised.
NEWPORT NEWS — On Thursday, April 29 at 1:35 p.m. the Virginia State Police were called to investigate a single vehicle crash, which resulted in one fatality.
The crash occurred on Interstate 64 (I-64) eastbound, west of the Denbigh Overpass. Preliminary investigations showed that the driver of a 2017 Peterbuilt dump truck ran off the roadway and struck the jersey wall, causing the truck to ignite into a larger explosion.
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The explosion caused the death of the truck’s driver.
The driver, described as a male, was burned beyond recognition. The medical examiner is working to make a positive identification using dental records.
The dump truck was loaded with sand at the time of the crash. Debris from the truck and the load of sand affected the westbound lanes of traffic.
WYDaily will continue to update the latest information on this developing story.
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