NEW INFO: Highway 17 Reopens After Log Truck Crash

Traffic on Highway 17 in Beaufort County returned to normal after a log truck overturned Tuesday afternoon.

State troopers say it happened around 2:40 p.m. on Highway 17 and Barr Road, that's south of Chocowinity.

Multiple fire and rescue crews responded. The Highway Patrol says the log truck was southbound when a construction company pick-up truck pulled out in front of the big rig. The 18-wheeler lost control, ran into a ditch and spilled its load.

The drivers of both vehicles had minor injuries.

Highway patrol says the driver of the pickup is cited for failure to yield.

Traffic on the busy highway was reduced to one lane, but it returned to normal shortly after 5:30 p.m.

The crash happened along a section of Highway 17 that is being widened to four lanes. The pick-up truck involved is owned by Roberson Contracting Company, the contractor on the highway project.


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