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Tractor-trailer driver dies in crash on I-664 ramp in Newport News

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Posted at 5:04 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-12 11:06:08-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The driver of a tractor-trailer died early Tuesday in a crash at the entrance ramp from 35th Street to southbound I-664 in Newport News.

Virginia State Police say the accident happened just before 3 a.m.

The driver of a 2014 Freight Liner tractor trailer was driving southbound on I-664 at a high rate of speed and attempted to take the 35th Street exit ramp. The truck hit the barrier wall before overturning and ejecting the driver.

The driver, 61-year-old Wendell Ross Loflin, was not wearing a seatbelt. He died on impact.

The truck was fully loaded with cardboard boxes.