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Police Investigate I-64 Tractor-Trailer Accident

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Things are back to normal on Interstate 64 in Louisa County after a morning full of headaches.      

A tractor-trailer crash that happened just before 5 a.m. Tuesday closed the westbound lanes for a few hours.      

Backups at one point stretched four miles and police set up a detour at the Gordonsville exit.    

The truck's driver was not injured.  Virginia State Police are investigating.


Virginia State Police Press Release

At 4:54 a.m. this morning,  Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash on Interstate 64 westbound at the 134 mile marker in Louisa County. 

The crash occurred when the driver of a 2013 International tractor-trailer ran off the left side of the roadway and struck the guardrail.  The tractor-trailer  overturned onto the passenger side and came to rest blocking the left travel lane.  

The driver, David M. Laplante, 32, of Baltimore. Md., who was wearing his safety belt, was not injured in the crash.  

All westbound travel lanes were closed for approximately 90 minutes to allow clean-up crews to upright the tractor-trailer.  Motorists were detoured off of exit 136 during the closure.  

The crash remains under investigation.  

Sergeant Thomas J. Molnar

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