BURLINGTON, North Carolina — An overturned tractor-trailer shut down a portion of NC 49 in Alamance County Wednesday morning.
The crash took place at 7:24 a.m. near Beale Road.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the crash involved a 2007 Freightliner operated by Discount Box and Pallet Inc. of Liberty Hill driven by Dominic Inzerillo, 50, of Winston-Salem.
The trailer was loaded with fiber bundles.
Inzerillo was traveling north on NC 49 and went off the roadway to the right in the curve, overturned, struck a tree, and then came to rest on its side on the northbound shoulder of NC 49.
Inzerillo was taken to Moses Cone Hospital by Alamance County EMS for minor injuries.
NCDOT officials have a detour in place as this portion of NC 49 will be closed for several hours.
Inzerillo has been charged with failure to maintain lane.