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Truck driver, involved in crash, had suspended CDL license

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- An 18-wheeler was involved in a crash with several other vehicles, injuring two men and causing gallons of milk to spill across the road, Friday afternoon.

The crash occurred near 41st St. and Chestnut Ave. just after 4:30 p.m.

The 18-wheeler was exiting Interstate-664 and turning north onto Chestnut Ave. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and overturned. The truck struck three other vehicles before coming to a complete stop.

Two people were injured in the crash. A 62-year-old man, driving a 2002 white Ford truck, and a 60-year-old Newport News man, driving a 2006 red Chevrolet Aveo, were both taken to a local area hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The truck driver, a 57-year-old man was Harrisonburg, has been charged with Reckless Driving and No Commercial Driver's License.

We have since learned that Hood’s license was suspended.

That prompted us to look into the company the trucks belongs to.

The truck belongs to 'Loudoun Milk Transportation Inc.' in Harrisonburg Virginia.

We spoke with the operations manager, Nathan Rust. He tells 13News Now that Hood has only been working for them for about a month in a half.

He found out after the accident that the DMV suspended Hood's CDL license after not receiving his medical certificate.

Rust says he or Hood were not aware that Hood's license has been suspended.

We also looked into the company.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Loudoun Milk has also had three other crashes in 2015 and 2016.

The site also lists two traffic violations this year, one for speeding and one for failure to obey a traffic device.

Rust tells 13News Now that Hood is on paid leave while the investigation is taking place.

Rust also says that Hood went to the Department of Motor Vehicles Monday morning and his CDL is no longer suspended.

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