Two injured in crash off US-64 near Williamston; road reopens

Witness-submitted photo of the tractor-trailer crash off US-64 in Williamston
Witness-submitted photo of the tractor-trailer crash off US-64 in Williamston(Willie Whitaker)
Published: Jul. 6, 2022 at 1:38 PM EDT
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MARTIN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - US-64 just east of Williamston has reopened after a crash closed lanes in both directions Wednesday afternoon.

Trooper J. Proctor says two people were injured in the crash involving a tractor-trailer. He says the driver of the tractor-trailer, 65-year-old Dwight Lancaster, did not slow down behind a Department of Transportation truck that was traveling at a low rate of speed in the right lane.

We’re told that Lancaster has been charged with failing to reduce speed, operating a commercial vehicle without a commercial driver’s license, and exceeding the posted speed limit.

The Highway Patrol said the crash happened at about 12:53 p.m. The road was closed for about an hour and a half.

Proctor says the two people who were injured in the crash were in the DOT truck and they were sent to the hospital. Their injuries do not currently appear to be critical. Their names are 61-year-old William White (driver) and 35-year-old Dennis Hunter. Lancaster was not sent to the hospital.

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