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Update: Tractor Trailer hauling 50,000 lbs of milk overturns spilling fuel and milk on Eastern Shore

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jan 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-17 15:52:32-05

UPDATE: The driver of the 2014 Freightliner tractor trailer has been identified as 54-year-old John Albert Eason II of Preston, Maryland.  Eason was traveling southbound on Route 13 when he ran off the road to the left and overturned in the median. He is suffering from minor injuries but was not transported to the hospital. Investigators say he was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and alcohol was not a factor. He was charged with reckless driving.

The driver of the 2001 Dodge pickup truck has been identified as 59-year-old Christopher G. Beauchamp, of Annancock, Virginia. Beauchamp was traveling northbound on Route 13 when he suffered a medical condition and struck a 1996 Dodge truck owned by the Tasley Volunteer Fire Company. No occupants or fire personnel were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. He was not charged in the accident.

The accident scene is cleared.  All lanes are now open to traffic.

Accomack County, Va.-Virginia State Police are currently working two separate accidents on the Eastern Shore that has shutdown both the northbound and southbound lanes on Route 13.

Around 4:40am Saturday troopers were called to a single vehicle accident on Rt. 13 at Tasley Rd in Accomack County.  A tractor trailer hauling 50,000 pounds of milk was overturned in the southbound lane and was leaking milk and fuel on the roadway and ditch.

The Tasley Volunteer Fire Department was called to the scene to assist with the accident and was stopped in the northbound lane on Rt. 13.  Police say around 6:51am a pickup truck was traveling northbound on Rt. 13 when it drove into the back of the fire truck.  No personnel were injured but the driver of the pickup truck suffered major injuries and was airlifted by Nightingale to the hospital.

Police are still on the scene investigating as to what happened with both accidents.