Propane truck overturns killing driver, causing hazmat spill in Isle of Wight County

Isle of Wight

SMITHFIELD, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police say a 63-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash involving a propane truck in Isle of Wight County Friday.

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According to police, the propane truck overturned in the 14000 block of Tylers Beach Road, killing the driver. The crash caused a hazmat spill, which closed the road in both directions.

The preliminary investigation by state police indicated the 2005 International 4400 truck (Southern States Propane) was traveling on Tylers Beach Road when the driver lost control of the truck.

The truck ran off the roadway, the driver then overcorrected and struck a tree, causing the truck to overturn.

State police identified the driver as 63-year-old Carlton Bradley Cherry, of Cut Thru Road in Windsor.

Police said Cherry was the sole occupant of the truck and died upon impact. He was not wearing a seat belt. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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