Tractor-trailer accident closes Interstate 64 on Afton Mountain: No injuries

Virginia State Police Trooper P.J.B. Serkes is investigating the two-vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:39 p.m. Tuesday (June 30) in Albemarle County. The crash occurred on Interstate 64 near the 104 mile marker.

A tractor-trailer was traveling west on I-64 at a slow speed due to the incline in the highway when it was rear-ended by a second tractor-trailer traveling behind it. The impact of the crash ruptured the second tractor-trailer’s fuel tank causing the second tractor-trailer to catch fire.

The driver of the first tractor trailer, a 22-year-old Pennsylvania man, was not injured in the crash. The tractor-trailer was loaded with men’s body wash/cologne.

The driver of the second tractor-trailer, Ismael Lopez-Gonzalez, 41, of Chester, Va., suffered a minor injury and was transported to Augusta Health for treatment. Lopez-Gonzalez was charged with reckless driving. The tractor-trailer was hauling medical supplies.

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