ASHEVILLE, N.C. — An 18 wheeler accident where a tractor-trailer overturned and ended up on its side, temporarily closed the westbound Interstate 240 lanes near downtown Asheville on Sunday, June 17.
The accident occurred at about 10:25 a.m. on Jackson’s Curve, near Patton Avenue.
The truck driver was identified as Barry S. Howard, 60, of Columbia, S.C. Reports say that Howard was not injured, however, he was charged with excessive speeding, failing to secure his load, and unauthorized possession of Xanax.
Asheville police Sgt. Scott Lunsford said that both westbound lanes were blocked until the wreck was cleared about 3:30 p.m that afternoon.
The tractor trailer was carrying resin for use making plastic piping. Because the load was not secure, some of the resin ended up spilling onto the highway. A N.C. Department of Transportation crew was called to the scene to clean up the spilled resin.
Source: Citizen Times
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