Tractor-trailer crash spills 100 gallons of diesel fuel on I-64 in Hampton


Courtesy; Virginia State Police

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) – A tractor-trailer crash shut down all eastbound lanes on I-64 at the 664 interchange in Hampton for several hours Friday.

The vehicle spilled an estimated 100 gallons of fuel.

As of 8:10 a.m. Friday, two eastbound lanes were able to open for traffic.

Police say the crash happened at around 3 a.m. at the mile marker 264 exit in Hampton.

Initial investigation reports the tractor-trailer ran off the roadway and struck the jersey wall, causing it to jackknife in the middle of the road.

The driver, Tennessee resident Barham Abdisalam, was not injured, but was charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain control of the vehicle.

Courtesy: Virginia State Police
Courtesy: Virginia State Police

Virginia State Police are now at the scene and cleaning efforts are underway..

10 On Your Side traffic reporter Madison Glassman says vehicles were being diverted to 664 South.

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