Driver of Fuel Tanker Killed in I-66 Crash; Woman Charged With Reckless Driving

A Virginia woman has been charged with reckless driving following a crash that killed the driver of a tanker truck on Interstate 66 early Friday.

Virginia State Police say Hea Yon Kim, 23, was driving a Toyota Corolla west on I-66 in Warren County when she lost control and spun out, striking a tanker truck shortly before 2:40 a.m. Friday.

The truck ran off the side of the highway and overturned. Its driver, Warren E. Wood, 61, of Broadway, Virginia, died at the scene. He was wearing a seat belt, police said.

Kim, of Stephens City, Virginia, was not injured.

The tanker was loaded with about 8,000 gallons of fuel, but did not rupture in the crash. Police said the fuel is being offloaded so the truck can be turned upright and removed from the scene.

All westbound lanes of I-66 were closed near mile maker 11 until 3:15 p.m. Friday. Drivers in the area should expect residual delays while traffic is still returning to normal.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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