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WATCH NOW: Trailer overturns alongside I-40 Thursday
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WATCH NOW: Trailer overturns alongside I-40 Thursday


A tractor-trailer overturned alongside the interstate Thursday afternoon.

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Shortly after 2 p.m., authorities responded to a call of a tractor-trailer that had overturned into an embankment alongside Interstate 40 near Exit 98.

The driver was traveling eastbound on Chain Drive before losing control and falling into an embankment alongside I-40.

According to Trooper K. Morgan with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Rohnell Smalls, 58, was transported to Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge-Morganton with minor injuries. 

The News Herald will update this story when more information becomes available.

Johnny Casey is a staff writer and can be reached at or 828-432-8907. 

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Johnny Casey has been covering education and writing feature stories for The News Herald since Aug. 2019

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