Thursday morning, the Mar-Mac Fire Department and EMS Station 2 were dispatched to a single vehicle accident involving an 18-wheeler on Stevens Mill Road near the Wildlife Boat Ramp. The semi was heading toward Cherry Hospital when it ran off the road, struck a tree and burst into flames. The driver of the produce truck managed to get out of the tractor thanks to help from several stopped motorists. He was later transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The State Highway Patrol identified the driver as Shamar Higley of Goldsboro, and charges are pending the outcome of the crash investigation. The section of Stevens Mill Road was closed to all traffic while the scene was cleared and the road was repaired. Rosewood firefighters assisted in the ground operation and Cherry Hospital Police blocked traffic on their end of Stevens Mill Road. The Thoroughfare Fire Department blocked traffic at the other end near Blackjack Church Road.