A truck driver is charged after crashing his tractor trailer in Roanoke County.
This happened just before 3:00pm Thursday, on the southbound I-581 off ramp to Peters Creek Road. Police say the the load of PVC pipe the driver was hauling shifted, and caused the truck to roll over.
The driver was not seriously hurt. He is charged with having defective equipment.
Below is the full press release from the Virginia State Police:
The Virginia State Police are continuing their investigation into a tractor-trailer crash that occurred Thursday afternoon around 3:40 pm on I 581 southbound off ramp to Peters Creek Road in Roanoke County. The investigation revealed that a 2005 Peterbuilt tractor trailer was southbound and was exiting the interstate when the load of PVC pipe he was hauling shifted on the trailer and caused the truck to overturn on a guard rail. The driver of the truck Willie Meadows , age 48, of Charlotte, NC. suffered minor injuries and was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was wearing a safety belt at the time of the crash. Meadows was charged with fail to secure load and defective equipment. The ramp is still closed due to the clean up.
No further information regarding the crash is available.
A tractor-trailer carrying piping overturned on an exit ramp of Interstate 581 in Roanoke on Thursday afternoon.
The accident is at the I-581 South Peters Creek Road exit.
The driver suffered a minor injury.
The exit will be blocked for a little bit.
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