I-95 reopens earlier than expected

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">The truck blocked the southbound lanes and one northbound lane when it overturned on I-95 near Stanton, Delaware on Tuesday morning. State police estimate it will be 4 p.m. until they are able to reopen I-95.</span></div>
July 1, 2008 12:01:05 PM PDT
Police have reopened the highway and charged the tractor trailer driver

Delaware State Police reopened the highway in both directions shortly before 3 p.m. following the tractor trailer accident that happened just before 9:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-95 at Stanton Christiana Road.

The southbound lanes of I-95 were closed, as was one lane of northbound I-95. Original police estimates were that the highway would reopen at 4 p.m., but troopers announced the highway was reopened at roughly 2:50 p.m.

The truck started to change lanes to the right when the driver observed a vehicle in his way. The driver tried a hard turn to the left, causing the rig to overturn. The trailer portion of the rig landed on top of the concrete barrier separating the northbound and southbound lanes and slid more than the length of a football field before stopping.

The driver suffered a minor injury and refused medical treatment. He was cited with Making an Unsafe Lanes Change. There were no safety violations on the truck.


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