Log Truck Accident Shuts Down Highway

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.

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