HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — A truck driver died early Monday morning after crashing into a disabled vehicle on the side of Interstate 64 near Hampton Roads Center Parkway.
Virginia State Police say the crash happened just before 2:40 a.m. after a Ford Taurus broke down on the right shoulder of the interstate. A male and female were inside the car at the time.
Police say that’s when a Kenworth tanker truck ran off the road, striking the car and pushing it into a wooded area. After the impact, the truck overturned into the wooded area, entrapping and killing the male driver.
It took several hours to extricate the truck driver’s body, police say. A Hampton firefighter was injured in the process and had to be taken to the hospital.
The male and female in the sedan were taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.
Police say it’s unclear at this time why the truck driver ran off the road, but the investigation is still ongoing. He was identified on Tuesday as 60-year-old Michael Tyron Terrell, of Gordonsville, Virginia.
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