State Police: Tractor trailer driver charged with reckless driving following accident

One person has been charged with reckless driving following an accident involving a tractor trailer Thursday morning on Interstate 64 westbound in York County, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Sgt. Michelle Anaya. 

A 2011 Volvo tractor trailer, driven by Cortney Lynn Slater, 29 of Reisterstown, Maryland, was traveling westbound on I-64 near mile marker 242 just before 9 a.m. when she drove it off the road and overcorrected, causing it to jackknife and flip over, Anaya said. 

I-64 westbound was closed for nearly three hours and traffic was detoured onto Route 199, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation

Slater suffered minor injuries and was charged with reckless driving, Anaya said. The interstate reopened at 11:33 a.m., Anaya said. 

Previously:

Both lanes of Interstate 64 westbound have been reopened and the detour lifted following an accident involving an overturned tractor trailer, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation

Travelers still face a 2.5 mile backup driving westbound I-64, VDOT said. 

Previously:

Interstate 64 westbound at Route 199 in York County is shut down following an accident involving an overturned tractor trailer, according to the Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Transportation

Virginia State Police are on the scene at mile marker 242 at I-64 west, and with both westbound lanes currently blocked, VDOT is diverting traffic at Route 199. 

Backups extend for at least three miles, and VDOT says to expect major delays. 

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