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Staff Photo by Steven Marsh:
This tractor-trailer blocked traffic in the left northbound lane of U.S. 220 for several hours Monday afternoon after overturning while entering a curve at the intersection of Henry Road.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer
A North Carolina man was charged with reckless driving after the tractor-trailer he was driving overturned on U.S. 220 at Fork Mountain Monday afternoon.
Jose Raul Jara, 48, was traveling north on U.S. 220 in a 2000 Freightliner when the truck entered the curve to the right and overturned onto the driver's side, according to Senior Trooper J.T. Haynes with the Virginia State Police.
The truck slid about 300 feet before coming to a stop in the left northbound lane of the highway, Haynes said.
Speed was a factor in the crash, Haynes said. Jara was also given a summons for defective equipment.
Jara was transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, Haynes said.
The left northbound lane of U.S. 220 was blocked for several hours while crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation and wrecker company unloaded bags of mulch from the flatbed trailer and uprighted the truck, Haynes said.
The single-vehicle crash occurred about 12:50 p.m. Monday on Virgil H. Goode Highway at the intersection of Route 605 (Henry Road).