Tractor-trailer crash closes I-40 east for 5 hours

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WARSAW, N.C. (WNCT) — An overturned tractor-trailer shut down eastbound I-40 near U.S. 117 in Duplin County for several hours Monday.

Around 8 a.m. the truck veered over the median, flipped and went over the guard rails.

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The truck was carrying supplies, including helicopter parts and food, to Camp Lejeune.

The eastbound section of the highway near mile marker 369 was closed around 8:30 a.m. and reopened around 1:30 p.m., North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said

Drivers were sent on a detour using U.S. 117 South and N.C. 903 East.

The truck’s driver, Hung Le, 55, was not injured. He was charged with failure to maintain lane.

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