State Police Close Route 13 in Northampton for Overturned Truck

A wrecker attempts to right a tractor-trailer. Photo courtesy of Virginia State Police.
Staff Report —
State police responded to a motor vehicle crash Feb. 25, at approximately 4:51 a.m., involving an overturned tractor-trailer, in Northampton County.
The crash occurred southbound Lankford Highway (Route 13), 0.2 mi north of Bayford road in Nassawadox, which currently had all lanes blocked. VDOT had detours in place and all lanes were reopened around 4 p.m.
According to State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya, preliminary investigations reveal that the tractor-trailer, driven by a 60-year-old Spotsylvania male, had stopped alongside the roadway. The driver did not realize how narrow the shoulder was and the truck overturned on its side in the ditch.
The tractor-trailer was loaded with approximately 40,000 pounds of apple juice. The driver was not injured in the crash. He has been charged with failure to maintain his lane.
This article has been updated to correct the location. The original press release from State Police said the crash was at U.S. Route 13 at Red Bank Road. The article was also updated to include preliminary investigation results and updated again when all lanes were reopened to traffic.
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