Military transport truck crashes on I-64, causing hours-long closure

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JAMES CITY COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — A commercial military transport truck carrying supplies crashed on Interstate 64 Monday morning, spilling diesel fuel and causing an hours-long closure of westbound lanes.

Virginia State Police said the driver of truck ran off the roadway, overcorrected and lost control — causing the truck to tip over and catch fire.

State police said the truck became fully engulfed in flames. The driver and a passenger were able to escape the vehicle.

Drivers are seen being detoured at the Lightfoot exit Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, after a crash closed all westbound lanes on Interstate 64 in James City County. (VDOT 511)

The driver was taken to Riverside Regional Medical Center to treatment, but state police said his injuries were not considered life-threatening.

State police said the westbound lanes were closed due to a diesel fuel spill.

VDOT cameras showed westbound traffic completely stopped Tuesday morning before officials put a detour in place at the Lightfoot Road exit. The detour remained for more than four hours.

Travel lanes were reopened just before 1 p.m., but crews are still working to clean up the spill.

Stay with for the latest traffic developments.

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