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NEW INFO: Overturned Cement Truck Removed, Cleanup Continues


The Argos cement truck which overturned at 1:30 p.m. on Wallace Creek Bridge on the inbound side of Holcomb Boulevard this afternoon has been up righted, connected to the wrecker, and taken to the impound lot.

Final cleanup efforts are underway at the scene, and the Holcomb Boulevard inbound lanes will soon be open up to traffic.

Jersey barriers are being placed in front of the damaged metal guardrails until they can be permanently repaired.

On scene engineers have determined the structural integrity of the bridge has not been compromised, making it passable.

The updated medical status of the male driver who was life-flighted from the Naval Hospital to New Hanover Regional Medical Center is unknown at this time and the exact cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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Traffic coming into Camp Lejeune continues to be detoured after a serious accident Friday afternoon.

The base says inbound lanes on Holcomb Boulevard are closed after a cement truck overturned in the middle of Wallace Creek Bridge.

Inbound traffic is being diverted down Brewster Boulevard. Traffic heading out of the base is unaffected, but moving slowly.

Base spokesman Nat Fahy says the driver was first taken to Naval Hospital in serious condition, and then airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Fahy says it is expected to take crews several more hours to cleanup the accident.

He says witnesses saw the cement truck "ping pong" on the bridge, damaging part of the concrete railing.

Fortunately, no other vehicles were involved in the crash.


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