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Liquor truck crashes, catches fire in Virginia

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Posted at 5:42 PM, May 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-01 17:42:58-04

Truck crash on Powhite Parkway in Chesterfield County (PHOTO: Randy W.)

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Police charged a truck driver with reckless driving after his tractor trailer overturned and caught fire Monday.

Virginia State Police reported the driver, who was hauling liquor, was distracted while driving.

After the tractor trailer overturned, it caught fire.

The truck driver and a passenger were able to escape with minor injuries.

The alcohol in the back of the truck continued to ignite.

Firefighters used foam to help control the flames.

Details about what distracted the driver behind the wheel were not immediately available.