Driver sent to hospital after crash on Walters Highway in Isle of Wight

(Photo: Isle Of Wight County Sheriff’s Office)

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — A driver was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital after a crash in Isle of Wight.

At 2:21 p.m. Tuesday, dispatchers received a call about a single-vehicle accident in the 26700 block of Walters Highway.

When deputies arrived on scene, they found a truck carrying various cylinders that contained commercial gases used in welding had crashed and overturned.

(Photo: Isle Of Wight County Sheriff’s Office)
(Photo: Isle Of Wight County Sheriff’s Office)

Gas cylinders loaded on the truck were knocked loose and are blocking Walters Highway. The road was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.

The driver of the truck was sent to the hospital. The extent of his injuries is not clear at this point in time.

The Isle of Wight County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the crash.

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