Tractor trailer driver dies in early morning crash on I-95

Tractor trailer driver dies in early morning crash on I-95
Investigation reveals that a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by a male, 37, of Midlothian, VA., was traveling southbound I-95 when he veered across the median striking a tractor trailer in the northbound lanes of I-95. (Source: VSP)

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia State Police is investigating a deadly, two-vehicle crash that happened Saturday.

State Police said that it happened around 3:42 a.m., at northbound I-95, south of Sliding Hill Road (exit 86).

The preliminary investigation reveals that a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, driven by, Richard K. Edwards, Jr., 37, Midlothian, was traveling southbound on I-95 when he veered across the median striking a tractor trailer in the northbound lanes of I-95.

The driver of the tractor trailer, Silvio Ponjuan Reyes, 53, Miami, FL., lost control striking the guardrail and then overturning.

Reyes had to be pulled from the vehicle. Unfortunately, Reyes died at the scene.

Edwards sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment. An adult male passenger in the jeep was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.

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