CRAVEN COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Two volunteer firefighters were exposed to a possible mobile meth lab when the vehicle crashed this morning in Craven County.
The Highway Patrol says the wreck happened around 7:00 a.m. on Highway 55 near Jasper Drive.
The Jasper fire chief and a firefighters were exposed to the vapor coming from two plastic bottles with plastic tubing that they had picked up.
The Chevy pickup truck crashed when it ran off the road, went across Jasper Drive and then hit a ditch bank. The truck then overturned when it hit a concrete culvert pipe on a driveway, according to troopers.
Joseph Joyce, 35, of New Bern, has been charged with driving while license revoked and reckless driving. Troopers say Joyce was just released from prison last month.
Kellie Guy, 31, of New Bern, who was wearing a probation and parole ankle bracelet, was also injured and transported to CarolinaEast Medical Center.
The truck was held so it could be processed by the SBI Meth Lab Cleanup Team, while Craven County deputies are investigating possible meth charges in the case.