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Truck crash at Monitor-Merrimac one of many wrecks to snarl traffic in Hampton Roads

Truck crash at Monitor-Merrimac one of many wrecks to snarl traffic in Hampton Roads

An accident involving a box truck and a car on the northbound Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel on Wednesday afternoon led to several hours of traffic delays into the beginning of rush hour. The accident, which caused the top of the truck to be ripped off, was one of several incidents that caused traffic problems on the Peninsula during the day. The incident at the Monitor-Merrimac happened just after 12:30 p.m., when a 1997 International box truck was traveling in the right northbound lane of I-664 at the bridge span. As traffic began to slow down, the driver, identified as 74-year-old Billy Cooper, hit the back of a 2013 Honda Accord, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Sgt....

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