Highway 705 in Eagle Springs was shut down for several hours on Wednesday after a truck transporting a load of pipes overturned. The crash happened at a sharp curve at Charles Road.
First responders were called to the scene shortly after 9 a.m. Authorities tell Sandhills Sentinel the driver lost control of his truck at the curve, the load shifted, and caused the truck to overturn. The driver was not injured during the crash.
The highway was shut down from Highway 211 to Bensalem Church Road while crews cleared the scene. At least two tow truck companies were called to assist in the clean up.
Troopers say the driver will be cited with failure to maintain lane control.
Eagle Springs Fire Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, Moore County Public Safety, and N.C. Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
~Article, photo, and video by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter Patrick Priest.