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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