Woman charged after crash causes jackknifed tractor-trailer

Tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 64 in Newport News April 4, 2014. Photo courtesy Lara Collins Hawthorne.
Tractor-trailer crash on Interstate 64 in Newport News April 4, 2014. Photo courtesy Lara Collins Hawthorne.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A woman has been charged after crashing into a tractor trailer on Interstate 64 West Friday afternoon, and causing major traffic delays.

Sgt. Michelle Anaya with the Virginia State Police said the two-vehicle crash happened around 12:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes, just east of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard. A 2003 Camry traveling west swerved to avoid a piece of rubber in the road, lost control, ran off the road, over corrected and struck the tractor trailer head on.

Photos: Tractor-trailer jackknifes on I-64

The tractor trailer had also been traveling west and blocked all lanes of traffic for about an hour as a result of the crash.

Both drivers and a passenger of the Camry were transported to a nearby hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The driver of the Camry, Denice Jackson, was charged with reckless driving.

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