Victim identified after being hit, killed by tractor trailer on I-64 in James City Co.

Posted at 10:01 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-17 11:50:57-04

JAMES CITY Co., Va. - One person has died after a crash on I-64 in James City County on Thursday, August 13.

Around 8:56 p.m., the Virginia State Police was called to investigate a two vehicle crash that had resulted in a fatality on I-64 westbound, at the 245mm.

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, became disabled and was stopped on the right shoulder of the interstate.

The driver, who was later identified as 63-year-old Maryland resident Yaw Afriyie Acheampong Jr., was outside of the disabled vehicle when reports say a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer lost control, ran off the roadway and struck the disabled vehicle and Acheampong.

Reports say the Freightliner then struck a tree before coming to rest in the grassy area of the interstate. Acheampong was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Freightliner suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was charged with reckless driving. Police say the tractor trailer was not loaded and was towed from the scene.

There was no indication of impairment and police say that speed was not a contributing factor.

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