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The Virginia State Police said a tractor trailer hauling trash southbound on Interstate 95 overturned in the median in a 3:43 a.m. accident.

As of 8 a.m. the Virginia Department of Transportation said there was a nine-mile backup from the scene of the accident at mile marker 99 about one mile north of Kings Dominion. Drivers are encouraged to use other routes.

The state police said a 2017 Kia Sportage was traveling south on I-95 in the center lane when the driver veered to the right to avoid another vehicle changing lanes.

The Kia then struck a tractor trailer traveling in the right lane. The tractor trailer lost control, veered to the right, over corrected to the left and went down a ravine in the median. The tractor trailer was hauling approximately 32,000 pounds of trash.

The driver of the tractor trailer was wearing his seat belt and was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious but non-life threatening injuries. The Kia was occupied by three people. All were wearing seat belts and were not injured.

There is a lane closed due to the cleanup process that will take an extended period of time. The crash remains under investigation.

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