A log truck accident shut down a highway in the east Monday morning.
Trooper M.G. Conley with the State Highway Patrol in Goldsboro says the log truck crashed at 4:41 a.m. The wreck happened on Highway 55, west of Mount Olive in Wayne County.
Trooper Conley says the driver of the truck, 63-year-old Monte Britt of Stanford, NC, fell asleep while driving. He has been charged with reckless driving.
Trooper Conley says Britt's truck is undergoing a federal inspection to see if there were other problems with the truck.
All lanes of traffic were closed while the clean up took place.