Driver killed after tractor-trailer overturns in Lenoir County

LENOIR COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A tractor-trailer driver was killed this afternoon after his big rig crashed, spilling his load of sawdust on the road.

The Highway Patrol says Anthony Kelly, 55, of Mount Olive died in the 1:00 p.m. wreck on Highway 903 south of La Grange.

Kelly was northbound on the highway when troopers say his tractor-trailer went off the right shoulder of the road, overcorrected, and then ran off the left side of the road and overturned.

Kelly was hauling for Kelly Shaving and Sawdust, a family-owned business in Mount Olive.

The highway was closed for about two hours so crews could remove the tractor-trailer and clean up the spilled sawdust.