Dump truck carrying 38,000 pound load flipped in Powhatan

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Posted by Brandon Jarvis

Friday afternoon, the Virginia State Police responded to a single vehicle crash at Three Bridge Road, .25 miles east of Academy road. 

Trooper K. Dehart’s preliminary investigation reveals that a 2003 Volvo dump truck loaded with approximately 38,000 pounds of stone was traveling westbound on Three Bridge Road when the driver ran off the right side of the then, the overcorrected and crossed the center line and ran off the left side of the road, hitting and embankment, and then overturned losing the load.  

The driver, Kanika Morris, 38, of Glen Allen, Va. was wearing her seat belt.  Morris was transported to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  

VDOT and Powhatan Sheriff’s office assisted at the scene. Roadway has been closed for an extended period of time due to the cleanup process. 

Charges are pending and the crash remains under investigation.  

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