Late Tuesday afternoon firefighters from Mar-Mac along with EMS personnel were dispatched to the scene of an 18 wheeler crash on 117 Bypass between 117 Alt and O’Berry Road in the South bound lane.
The 18 wheeler loaded with corn was heading south toward Mount Olive when it ran off the right shoulder and down the embankment and into the woods where it struck several trees and came to a stop.
The driver of the truck was taken to UNC Wayne with injuries.
Several vehicles that were running along with the truck stopped to assist before the emergency personnel arrived on the scene.
The accident is being investigated by the North Carolina Highway Patrol. Several personnel from the Office of OES responded to the scene, and the Department of Transportation was notified of the incident. The outside lane on the south bound lane was closed off.