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Fatal Tanker Truck Wreck Closes Westbound Interstate 66 in Warren County

Virginia State Police expects all lanes westbound to be closed until at least noon Friday.

Virginia State Police expects all lanes westbound to be closed until at least noon.
Virginia State Police expects all lanes westbound to be closed until at least noon.

A tanker-truck driver has died in a overnight wreck on Interstate 66 in Warren County. Warren E. Wood, 61, of Broadway, died at the scene.

Clean-up at the scene will likely impact weekend travel plans for Manassas residents heading west, as all lanes are closed at least until noon Friday, according to Virginia State Police.

Troopers responded to the scene at 2:39 a.m. at the 11 mile marker of I-66, according to VSP spokesperson Corinne Geller.

"A Toyota Corolla was traveling west on I-66 when it lost control and spun out in the roadway," she said in a statement. "The Toyota struck a westbound tanker truck, which then ran off the right side of the interstate and overturned."

Wood's tanker overturned in the wreck. It was loaded with approximately 8,000 gallons of fuel, but did not rupture.

The driver of the Corolla, 23, of Stephens City, was not injured in the crash. She has been charged with reckless driving.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

John May 17, 2014 at 01:22 PM
"She lost control of the car" I still find it interesting that male insurance rates are higher than female insurance rates... At most every crash I've seen a woman standing on the side of the road... Yeah we guys like fast cars, but we learn how to drive them. Women seem to do spontaneously stupid things and don't have the skill to handle a car at high rates of speed.
Brenda Lloyd Riffey May 19, 2014 at 08:30 PM
R.I.P. dear friend
Brenda Lloyd Riffey May 19, 2014 at 08:31 PM
SHE should be charged with vehicular manslaughter!

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