Police: Tractor-trailer driver falls asleep, hits tree in Isle of Wight

Credit: Virginia State Police

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — The driver of a tractor-trailer is in the hospital after crashing on U.S. Route 460 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia State Police say.

VDOT 511 reported Friday morning that the crash blocked all lanes on both sides of 460, near Stave Mill Road.

A detour was put in place for motorists to get around the scene, according to VDOT.

State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya tells WAVY.com the driver of the tractor-trailer, Kevin M. Miles, of Amherst, fell asleep, ran off the right shoulder of 460 and hit a tree. The crash happened around 2 a.m.

The tree fell into the road. Anaya says two other drivers ran into the fallen tree.

An image provided by state police shows a heavily damaged tractor-trailer.

Miles was taken to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with injuries classified as non life-threatening, Anaya says.

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