Debris Spilled Foot-Deep on I-495; Woodbridge Man Charged
Hector Y. Lopez-Navarro, 41, of Woodbridge, was charged with reckless driving.
Police charged a Woodbridge man after they say his truck hit a cement wall and debris spilled all over Interstate 495.
Hector Y. Lopez-Navarro, 41, of Woodbridge, is charged with reckless driving. There were two accidents involving Woodbridge residents on I-495 in the space of five minutes.
Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle crash Tuesday at 2:25 p.m. on the westbound I-495 ramp, leading to the southbound I-95 HOV lanes, VSP spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
"As a tractor-trailer came through the flyover ramp, it ran off the left side of the road and struck the Jersey wall. The open-top trailer overturned onto the cement wall which caused it to spill its load into the westbound I-495 lanes below," Geller described the incident in a news release.
The truck was loaded with miscellaneous construction and household materials. that spilled at least a foot deep across the westbound I-495 lanes. The Virginia State Police Motor Carrier Safety Team placed the truck out of service after citing multiple equipment violations, Geller said.
Lopez-Navarro was not injured in the crash.
The information in this article was provided by Virginia State Police. Where arrests are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.