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Henrico Co. Truck Crash Kills 2

Just how dangerous is drowsy driving? Police say a fatal crash on I-95 last week may have been caused by a truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel.

Two people were killed in a early morning crash on I-95 last week. Police say the incident occurred just after 1:00 in the morning on Wednesday, February 8 2017 in Henrico County. A northbound tractor trailer carrying bricks ran off the road, striking a concrete support beam before catching fire. Both the driver and passenger were killed in the accident.

The bricks from the tractor trailer spilled all over the highway after the crash. It took a cleanup crew many hours to remove the debris from I-95.

The investigation into this incident is still ongoing. Police suspect that the crash occurred because the truck driver fell asleep at the wheel. Given the late hour and the apparent randomness of the crash, this theory makes a lot of sense. Drowsy drivers are incredibly dangerous – to themselves and to others on the road.

Even if a drowsy driver doesn’t actually fall asleep at the wheel, they still endanger themselves and the lives of everyone else on the road. Drowsy drivers have a slower reaction time, and some experts say driving while drowsy can be as dangerous – or more so – than driving drunk. While most of us would never dream of getting behind the wheel after having something to drink, many of us will admit to driving while tired.

We send our condolences to the families of the victims. As the investigation continues, we hope they find solace in the answers provided to them. As with all families of fatal accident victims, we encourage them to reach out to our team for a free no-risk consultation.

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