Cable Van Lands In Water-Filled Ditch Friday Morning

A cable company employee has been sent to Vidant Medical Center after his vehicle flipped into a ditch filled with water this morning.

State troopers say the accident happened around 9:00 a.m. on Highway 55 outside of Kinston, near Faulkner Road.

Trooper D.W. Emory says the Suddenlink employee swerved to avoid a car turning into a driveway. The worker was able to crawl out of his vehicle and was transported in stable condition, according to Emory.

One lane of Highway 55 was closed down for about an hour this morning because of the crash.

Troopers will charge Bryan Cooley of Kinston with a lane violation. He was driving the car that the Suddenlink van tried to avoid.

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