Update: Traffic Flowing Again After Tractor Trailer Accident in Lenoir County

The Highway Patrol says the roadway has been cleared after a tractor trailer accident Friday afternoon.

The accident caused delays along Highway 11 and U.S. 70 just after 12:00 Friday for less than 30 minutes according to Trooper Bud Radford from Lenoir county. He says traffic was detoured as they investigated and took care of the drivers involved in the crash.

Trooper Radford says the driver of the 18-wheeler, Artemio Martinez of Wilson, was driving on U.S. 70 and went through a red light.

When the light turned green for Highway 11 drivers, Janice Hill from Deep Run, turned left striking the 18-wheeler near the driver's side door then spun out of control and struck the back of the trailer as well.

She was transported to Lenoir Memorial Hospital with what appears to be non life-threatening injuries.

Martinez has been charged with running a red light.

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We are gathering information at this hour of a traffic accident involving a tractor trailer and a passenger van.

Highway Patrol First Sgt. C.L. Johnston says they responded to a traffic crash at Skinner's Bypass, which is Highway 11 and U.S. 70 in Lenoir County. The accident happened around 12:10 Friday afternoon.

We're told the accident is between a van and tractor trailer, although, we do not have any information on injuries at this time.

Johnston says expect some traffic delays as they try to clear the scene.

We will keep you updated on this story as more information become available to us.


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