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NEW INFO: Williamston Log Truck Driver Out Of Hospital, Facing Charges

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We now know the Williamston of truck driver who crashed on Highway 33 on Monday has been released from the hospital.

Vidant Medical Center officials told WITN on Tuesday morning that Tyrone Bland had been treated and released. The driver had minor injuries after his Monday afternoon wreck.

Bland's accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday as troopers said the 43-year-old Williamston man attempted to make a u-turn along Grimes Farm Road and lost control.

Investigators said the turn was too tight and logs spilled from Bland's truck.

Both lanes of that stretch of Highway 33 were temporarily shut down on Monday.

According to troopers, Bland will be charged with improper turn and failure to maintain lane control.

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A Pitt County highway is back open, after a log truck accident Monday afternoon slowed down traffic.

Both lanes of Highway 33, east of Grimesland, were shut down at the county line.

The accident happened around 4:25 p.m.

Troopers say the trucker was on Grimes Farm Road, which runs parallel to Highway 33. The Highway Patrol says the truck attempted to make a u-turn onto Highway 33, but the turn was too tight and the logs spilled.

The Highway Patrol says the driver is 43-year-old William Tyrone Bland of Williamston. Troopers say he will be charged with improper turn and failure to maintain lane control.

Traffic was detoured onto Grimes Farm Road until equipment was brought in to remove the logs and and then the truck. It took troopers about two hours.

The trucker was taken to Vidant Medical Center with minor injuries.


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