Highway 17 Reopens After Truck Flips In Beaufort County

An overturned cargo truck forced the closure of Highway 17 in both directions Monday afternoon.

The truck full of furniture landed on its side at the corner of Highway 17 and Possum Track Road, that's south of Chocowinity. State troopers say it happened when the truck couldn't stop for a vehicle that stopped to make a left turn. No one was hurt.

While the truck itself didn't block the highway, it was shut down so that two big wreckers could park on the road to upright the truck.

The Highway Patrol says they have charged the driver of the cargo truck with failure to reduce speed.


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  • by confused Location: washington on Apr 14, 2010 at 01:50 PM
    I think that WITN should remove the "Post Your Comments" part of their website. I understand they would like reader feedback. Seems the feedback goes from the story to arguing amongst themselves over something entirely irrelevant to the story. What does child support or grammar have to do with this story. Be an adult, Please. Nobody cares if you have no one else to argue with! I am sure WITN would agree.
  • by Jen Location: Chocowinity on Apr 6, 2010 at 10:58 AM
    Thank you to the Chocowinity Volunteer Fire Department for doing what DOT and Highway Patrol were unwilling to do. I'm sure all those drivers were very happy to be able to continue on their travels. Good job guys and thank you again!
  • by VFD 62 on Apr 5, 2010 at 11:30 PM
    Great job on traffic station 62. Gave them out of staters a scenic drive.
  • by okayheregoes on Apr 5, 2010 at 07:28 PM
    Well, I'm going to nag on the incorrect use of ellipses here. It appears that everyone here has some issues with correctly using punctuation and grammar... Learn to separate your thoughts into clear, concise sentences instead of run-on junk before you throw stones. I'm glad the truck driver is okay.
  • by Jessica Location: Beaufort County on Apr 5, 2010 at 07:18 PM
    I am all for a man taking reaponsibility of his children and paying child support...but can someone please explain how that has ANYTHING to do with this story??
  • by Ashley Location: windsor on Apr 5, 2010 at 06:42 PM
    to disgusted....you may be right about men getting away with paying child support by not reporting...but do you know this particular guy in this particular incident? He could be a normal dude trying to do his job...I try not to judge people and i sure as hell do not like being judged....just something for you to think about....
  • by To Miranda on Apr 5, 2010 at 04:41 PM
    Does PCC teach you to end a sentence with lol? WITN works hard to get the stories out quickly. There are many stories that they work on simultaneously. Give them a break. Me glad no one hurt :)
  • by mrstruckerandkids Location: Williamston, NC on Apr 5, 2010 at 04:31 PM
    Doing your job and not paying taxes or child support When did this become part of the American Dream. You are required to take random physicals but not pay state and federal taxes or take care of the little Angles you were blessed with... something wrong with this picture.
  • by Debi Location: US Hwy 17 Washington on Apr 5, 2010 at 04:28 PM
    Miranda, perhaps you should learn to use spell check and learn the proper use of capitalization before you nag on people doing incorrect sentences.
  • by Mrs.Trucker & Kids Location: Hwy 17, Williamston on Apr 5, 2010 at 04:19 PM
    He probably does not pay his state or federal taxes or his NC child support so this is his justice. This is one of the professions (ha-ha) that men can hide money and not be accountable to their children. Strange how truckers can acquire clearance to haul containers (hazardous materials on our Highways) from our NC, VA Ports (where are you Homeland Security) but can't pay child support. They can obtain passports and travel the world. I think trucker wives/baby mammas need to band together and create new child support legislation; it could read something like this: If you do not remain current on your child support then turn in the CDL Commercial Drivers License. This is one way to make sure they have no income as they always report. Real moms are going to meet the needs of their children one way or another. We did not make the children alone and we should not have to take care of them alone.
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