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Tractor trailer driver killed in dump truck crash on I-95
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PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY (WUSA9) -- A tractor-trailer driver was killed after crashing into a disabled dump truck on I-95 on Friday night, police said.

It happened at around 10:52 p.m. at the 149 mile marker in the middle of the northbound lane, police said.

A person called police about the disabled dump truck on the interstate.

"A trooper was immediately dispatched to assist the truck; however, within two minutes of the first call being received, a northbound tractor-trailer struck the dump truck. The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to overturn," police said in a news release.

The driver of the tractor-trailer died at the scene. Police identified him as Anthony T. Coppedge, 59, of the 7700 block of Oster Drive in Richmond, Va.

"Northbound I-95 traffic was detoured off at Exit 148 onto Route 1 north. All I-95 lanes were reopened by 4:45 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 8)," police said.


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