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Overturned tractor trailer closes road for hours

Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 9:00 am

A tractor trailer traveling in the west bound lane on Jefferson Highway overturned on a curve between Wickham and Bethany Church roads on Tuesday, June 17 at approximately 12:41 p.m. leaving the road closed until almost 4 p.m..

Virginia Department of Transportation assisted law enforcement with traffic in the area.

Holly Grove, Zion Crossroads and Locust Creek Volunteer Fire Departments responded to the call.

According to Chief Martin Hart, of HGVFD, he is not sure if the driver lost control on the curve or if his load of pine logs shifted, but no one was injured in the accident.

Sgt. Stephan Vick, public information officer for Virginia State Police, said the driver David W. McClung, 48, of Hanover, was charged with reckless driving.