Overturned Cement Truck Closes Pitt County Highway

A highway in Pitt County is closed in both directions after a cement truck overturned this morning.

Davenport Farm Road, near the Highway 13 intersection was shut down by the 9:10 a.m. crash.

The driver of the cement truck, which is owned by W.T. Wooten, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Troopers say the truck driver tried to avoid a car in his lane, and when the weight in the truck shifted and overturned. The truck was full of concrete and was headed to a job site.

The highway will be closed down for several hours.

Troopers say there will be no charges against the truck driver and they estimate damage at $20,000.

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