Tractor trailer splits fire truck in crash that closed I-85

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A North Carolina manĀ faces charges in an accident involving a tractor trailer, a fire truck and a Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office vehicle on I-85.

Police have charged Lonnie Mixter of Highpoint, NC with reckless driving after his tractor trailer struck the fire truck, causing it to hit the sheriff’s deputy car and split in half.

The right lane, where the accident occurred, reopened at about 8 a.m. The left lane remained closed for cleanup until nearly 3.30 p.m.

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