Tractor-trailer overturns

Published 10:34 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A tractor-trailer carrying 77,000 pounds of trash overturned at the intersection of Route 40, K-V Road and Oral Oaks Road on Wednesday, July 3.

Virginia State Police Public Relations Coordinator Corinne Geller confirmed the poundage of trash and said Friday the incident remains under investigation.

Victoria Fire & Rescue Chief Rodney Newton and Geller confirmed no one was injured in the vehicle overturn.

“Victoria Fire and Rescue did respond to an overturned tractor trailer that was hauling trash near the intersection of K-V Road and Oral Oaks Road,” Newton said. “There were no patients transported from the scene, fluids leaking from the engine of the truck were contained, and traffic was controlled until (Virginia Department of Transportation) VDOT could get set up to direct traffic.”

Mary O’Brien with Meridian Waste said the tractor-trailer was not owned by Container First Services or Meridian Waste.

“As I understand, it was traveling from the Dinwiddie County transfer station bound for Lunenburg Landfill,” O’Brien said. “The company that owns/operates the truck is Wynn Trucking and they were following the County recommended preferred truck route for landfill bound materials. Wynn Trucking is a vendor of Dinwiddie County for this material.”

O’Brien said since a company vehicle was not involved, they would not have access to the police report or other documents related to the incident. She also hoped everyone involved in the incident was unharmed.