Tractor-trailer driver charged with DUI after overturning on I-95

Tractor-trailer driver charged with DUI after overturning on I-95
A tractor-trailer overturned on I-95 south between Chippenham Parkway and Willis Road on Wednesday. (Source: VDOT)

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A tractor-trailer overturned on I-95 South on Wednesday afternoon between Chippenham Parkway and the Willis Road exit, and the driver has been charge with DUI.

The tractor-trailer was traveling southbound in the right lane at 2:09 p.m. when it veered left across all lanes, struck an SUV and caused damage to several feet of the jersey wall. The tractor then overturned across all lanes and sideswiped a pick-up truck.

Two additional vehicles not directly involved in the crash were damaged by debris.

The truck was hauling food and did not lose its load.

Julian W. Parkman, 41, of Covington, Ga., was charged with DUI and failure to wear a seat belt. He was transported to Chesterfield County Jail.

A driver and front seat passenger of the SUV were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Both were wearing seat belts.

All lanes of I-95 south were closed for more than two hours. Lane began to reopen around 4:30 as the scene began to clear. Northbound traffic was also backed up and the northbound lanes were briefly closed while crews cleaned up debris in the roadway.

The crash remains under investigation.

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