There was a big mess on Highway 17 in New Bern.
A truck hauling scrap metal turned over, closing the highway for almost three hours on Thursday.
The truck driver told police he was coming off Highway 70, making a left onto Highway 17 and his rig flipped over.
Jason Woodrow was sent to CarolinaEast Medical Center for evaluation and later charged with failure to secure load.
The 18-wheeler spilled scrap metal onto the highway with city crews cleaning up the debris. The highway reopened to traffic around 3:00 p.m.