Truck driver charged after crash, diesel fuel spill in Isle of Wight Co.

Posted at 10:46 AM, Apr 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-27 13:40:47-04

ISLE OF WIGHT Co., Va - Around 8:30 a.m., Monday morning Virginia State Police was called to investigate an overturned tractor trailer.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes of Route 460, west of Cut Thru Road.

The driver of a 2020 Peterbuilt tractor trailer ran off the roadway and overturned. The tractor trailer was hauling the corrosive material, Liquid Aluminum Sulfate, according to Virginia State Police.

The hazmat material did not spill, but the truck itself leaked between 75-100 gal of diesel fuel, Virginia State Police said. The driver, Arrick Chaffin, was not injured.

VSP said Chaffin has been charged with reckless driving.

Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Route 460 were blocked but they reopened later Monday afternoon.