Tanker truck driver dies in Route 288 crash

Police say the driver ran off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.
Police say the driver ran off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.(Photo: Carter Killorn)
Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 6:11 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 11:31 AM EDT
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CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WWBT) - A 69-year-old North Chesterfield man died after a single-vehicle crash on Route 288 on Sunday evening.

Virginia State Police say Michael O. Williams was traveling north in a 2017 Peterbuilt tanker truck just after 5:15 p.m. when he ran off the side of the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.

He was transported to Chippenham Hospital where he later died. Police say Williams was wearing his seatbelt.

The crash closed Route 288 until about 7:20 a.m. Monday.

The crash remains under investigation.

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