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Tractor-Trailer Driver Killed in Crash with Truck


TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia State Police say a tractor-trailer driver was killed when his rig crashed into a disabled dump truck stopped in in the center lane of Interstate 95 in Prince William County.

It happened about 10:50 p.m. Friday in Triangle. A trooper was sent to the scene after receiving a call about the dump truck. Police says two minutes after the first call came in, a tractor-trailer hit the dump truck, causing both vehicles to overturn.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, 59-year-old Anthony Coppedge of Richmond, died at the scene.

Twenty-nine-year-old Charles L. Tate of Colonial Beach, the dump truck driver, was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that do not appear to be life-threatening.

Troopers say Tate was charged with operating a truck with defective equipment.

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