Driver Charged After Crossing 4-Lanes On Highway 17, Crashing

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

The driver of a pickup truck is lucky he wasn't seriously injured when his truck crossed four lanes of traffic and ran off the highway and into some trees.

It happened around 6:00 p.m. Thursday a couple miles north of Chocowinity in Beaufort county. Highway Patrol says the driver was headed south and told witnesses he fell asleep but told troopers there was a mechanical issue with the truck. Troopers say they didn't find any problems.

The driver was treated for some cuts and bruises and charged with reckless driving, driving left of center, and not wearing a seatbelt.

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