NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WUSA9) - The driver of a tractor-trailer was rescued after being stuck inside the cab of her truck that is dangling from the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel on Interstate I-664.
Virginia State Police say the tractor-trailer went out of control and struck the bridge Monday morning. The truck caught fire and the cab is hanging over the bridge that connects Suffolk and Newport News.
Virginia State Police say the driver, 43-year-old Almira Ribic of Newport News, suffered minor injuries. She has been charged with reckless driving.
The southbound lanes of Interstate 664 at the Monitor Merrimac were shut down for several hours, say Virginia State Police. More than 150 gallons of diesel fuel were spilled in the accident.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.