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Truck Crash Causes Major Backup on I-95 in Va.

April 21, 2013

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Traffic on Interstate 95 backed up for more than 9 miles after a tractor-trailer hauling squash overturned in Hanover County.

Police says the accident occurred around 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the tractor-trailer ran off the road and hit a guardrail. It overturned and hit an overhead sign post spanning the northbound lanes.

The driver, 42-year-old Elijah Webster of Lakeland, Fla., was charged with reckless driving. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/XPDqKm ) reports that the interstate's left and center lanes were closed for more than eight hours. Traffic at one point was backed up for more than 9 miles just south of the Parham Road exit in Richmond.

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