UPDATE: Driver identified after fatal tractor trailer crash near eastbound Downtown Tunnel

Posted at 2:37 PM, Oct 31, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-01 06:18:38-04

UPDATE: All lanes have reopened in the Downtown Tunnel after a fatal tractor trailer crash claimed the life of a 49-year-old man on Friday. 

The victim has been identified as Jeffery Dean Slape of the 2200 block of Ferndale Road in Chesapeake. He was driving the 2001 Freightliner northbound on I-464 when he took the ramp to westbound I-264 and lost control in the curve. 

The tractor trailer hit the jersey wall and overturned landing on the ramp from eastbound I-264 to Southbound I-464 causing the cab to overturn on top of the jersey wall. 

Slape died on impact. 

Norfolk, Va. – Virginia State Police were on the scene of a fatal tractor trailer accident on the I-464 north ramp to the Downtown Tunnel headed towards Portsmouth.

This happened at approximately 1:50 p.m., officials say. The tractor trailer overturned on top of the jersey wall, causing the I-264 eastbound ramp to I-464 southbound to be shut down as well.

VSP confirm that the driver of the tractor trailer was killed in the crash.

No other details have been released.

Stay with NewsChannel 3 for updates.

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