DALE CITY, Va. (WUSA9) -- All southbound lanesof I-95 were blocked at mile marker 157 in Dale City due to atractor trailer accident on Monday morning.
Virginia State Police say they responded to the scene at 2:39 a.m. According to police,a tractor-trailer traveling south on I-95 ran into a grouping of impact cushion attenuator and then ran up on top of the Jersey Wall. The end of the trailer came to rest perpendicular across the all three southbound lanes.
With those lanes blocked, traffic slowly got around the accident by using the service road.
The driver, 55-year-old Tracy L. Joyce of Dresden, Tenn., was not injured in the crash, according to police.
Joyce was charged with reckless driving. Police say fatigue was a factor in the cause of death.
Two lanes were re-opened by 7:36 a.m. The right lane and left merge lane remained closed for debris removal and highway construction.