New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 8, 2019

Dump truck overturns on bridge at New Kent border

By Community Member | December 3, 2019 6:17 am
The bed of a dump truck hangs over the jersey wall above the Chickahominy River at the Henrico/New Kent border.Photo courtesy of Virginia State Police.

The bed of a dump truck hangs over the jersey wall above the Chickahominy River at the Henrico/New Kent border.

Photo courtesy of Virginia State Police.

Virginia State Police are investigating the cause of a crash at the border of New Kent and Henrico County that occurred on Dec. 2.

According to a Virginia State Police report, a preliminary investigation reveals that a 2018 Western Star dump truck driven by Andrew Gurley, 20, of Charles City, was traveling eastbound on Route 60 (Pocahontas Trail) with the bed of the truck raised. The truck preceded in the right lane across the Chickahominy River Bridge and overturned on the passenger side with the bed of the truck leaning over the jersey wall. The entire load of approximately 23,000 pounds of agriculture lime was lost. In addition. Power line damage also occurred on the Henrico side of the bridge.

Gurley was transported to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. He has been charged with reckless driving. The investigation remains ongoing.