Tanker carrying liquid propane overturns

Tanker carrying liquid propane overturns
The tanker was carrying 10,000 pounds of liquid propane, but it did not spill.

RICHMOND COUNTY, VA (WWBT) - A tractor-trailer overturned just after 6 a.m. Monday in Richmond County, causing road closures.

A tanker carrying 10,000 pounds of liquid propane was traveling eastbound on Route 3 when it ran off the road to the right, over-corrected and overturned.

Virginia State Police said the propane did not spill out of the tanker.

Zachary R. Newman, 26, of Callao was wearing his seat belt and sustained minor injuries in the crash. He was charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control.

As of 1 p.m. Monday, the road was still closed.

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