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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  • by Martha on Mar 21, 2011 at 01:29 PM
    Roads are safe!!!! If drivers pay attention, stay awake, and drive appropriately for conditions....don't blame the roads!
  • by ncyankee Location: goldsboro on Mar 21, 2011 at 05:35 AM
    glad no one was hurt seriously, but then again, HWY 55, again in the news something has to be done on this highway, it is not safe, period.....
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