August 17, 2010
Virginia State Police say a stretch of Interstate 95 south of Richmond was shut down after a box truck carrying more than 100 canisters of oxygen and argon overturned.
Sgt. Thomas Molnar says the accident occurred on I-95 southbound shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday. He says the interstate was shut down because of concerns that leaking gases could turn the canisters into projectiles.
Traffic was backed up several miles. Northbound lanes reopened about 9 a.m.
The driver, 52-year-old Carl W. Vandevender of Richmond, was transported to a Richmond hospital with minor injuries. Molnar says Vandevender was charged with reckless driving.