Mechanicsville man charged in crash that tied up I-95

(Source: Leslie Schelz Rounds)
(Source: Leslie Schelz Rounds)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Mechanicsville man faces reckless driving charges after he control of his dump truck and crashed, tying up traffic for miles on I-95 during Thursday morning's rush hour.

Traffic began moving once again on Interstate 95 south heading into downtown Richmond around 1 p.m. However, an accident around 8 a.m. backed up traffic for up to 5 miles throughout the morning.

Jeffrey W. Broyhill, 40, of Mechanicsville was driving a dump truck pulling a 26-foot trailer when he lost control near Lombardy Street (mile marker 77), according to officials. Broyhill ran off the right side of the road, then hit the left side of the road hitting the center divider. The truck jackknifed and came to a rest blocking the left and center lanes of traffic.

Broyhill was charged with reckless driving. He wearing his safety belt and was not injured in the crash.  The dump truck and trailer were removed around 11 a.m., but the center and right lanes were closed for two more hours for repairs.

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