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Tractor-trailer part falls into roadway, damages 7 cars on I-95S near Chippenham

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

Virginia State Police say at least seven cars were damaged when a piece of a tractor trailer fell into the road on I-95 near Chippenham Parkway.

State Police say thankfully, there were no injuries. Troopers are trying to figure out if any charges need to be filed.

The crash happened on I-95 near Chippenham Parkway and Bells Road. State Police say the drive shaft on the tractor trailer fell off - that's a large, metal piece of the truck.

Troopers say at least seven cars were damaged, but witnesses say it may have been more than a dozen cars.

"I'm on my way to work, and this has made me extremely late, and it's upsetting to learn the road has these kinds of obstacles in it, and really nothing is being done about it," said Ernest Nesbit.

A viewer sent in a photo of her car - with a smashed windshield. Most of the vehicles involved in the crash ended up with flat tires.

NBC12 reporter Ashley Monfort looked up the identification number on the truck through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association website. It says the truck has dozens of drivers, and over the past two years, it's been involved in nine crashes - one of which was fatal. The website also says the numbers do not reflect who is responsible for those crashes.

Troopers are still investigating what led up to the crash.

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