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Amazon van, tractor-trailer crash causes diesel fuel spill in Suffolk

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 10, 2021

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue responded to a two vehicle accident Sunday afternoon.

Officials say they received a call about a crash, involving an 18-wheeler and an Amazon van, at 5:37 p.m. in the 2500 block of Whaleyville Boulevard.

According to the preliminary investigation, both vehicles were traveling in the same direction when the crash occurred. Police say the 18-wheeler is on its side in a ditch and is partially blocking the roadway.

Crews advise that there is a diesel fuel spill as a result of the accident. Motorists can expect extended delays in the affected area due to hazmat clean-up efforts and the removal of the involved vehicles.

The investigation into the cause of the accident remains ongoing at this time.

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