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Lanes of I-95 reopened in Sussex County after fatal crash

The VSP crash reconstruction team assisted with the investigation of the cause of the accident and addressed the HAZMAT spill of fuel.

SUSSEX, Va. — Author's note: The video above is on file from a separate story about driving laws that aired on October 14, 2021. 

Virginia State Police are investigated accident that involved two tractor trailers and a sedan in Sussex County. 

It happened on Monday morning at 4:07 a.m. on I-95 at mile marker 29 southbound. 

A 2008 Nissan Sentra was driving southbound when the driver hit a tractor trailer. The car stayed in the lane, and an additional tractor trailer then hit it, causing it to go into the right shoulder of the road. 

The second tractor-trailer then crossed the median and jackknifed in northbound lanes, leaking 100 gallons of diesel fuel. 

The driver of the Nissan, Dennis Lee Abington, of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, died at the scene. 

The driver of the first tractor trailer was not hurt, and the driver and passenger in the second tractor trailer had minor injuries. 

 The VSP crash reconstruction team assisted with the investigation of the cause of the accident and addressed the HAZMAT spill of fuel. 

The right lanes of I-95 northbound and southbound were shut down for several hours.