Tractor-trailer carrying thousands of pounds of meat overturns on I-64

GOOCHLAND, VA (WWBT) – A tractor-trailer carrying thousands of pounds of meat overturned on Interstate 64 East in Goochland.

The incident happened at mile marker 150 around 2:50 a.m. on Friday. The left shoulder and left lane are closed. Virginia State Police identified the driver as Henry L. Barnett, Jr., 58, of Roanoke. A preliminary investigation indicated the tractor-trailer was carrying 56,000 pounds of meat overturned on its side after veering off the road and hitting an embankment. As a result, the meat spilled out onto the highway, and the tractor-trailer sustained a ruptured fuel tank. Barnett was uninjured in the accident. The cleanup process is expected to take several hours.

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