NCDOT: Tanker truck overturns on U.S. Hwy. 70, driver killed


NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) – Carteret County Emergency Services confirms westbound and eastbound lanes are open, and only one lane is open on Highway 70.

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NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) — The N.C. Department of Transportation confirmed to WNCT on Sunday night a crash that killed the driver of a tanker truck.

The crash happened on U.S. Hwy. 70 near the Newport and Havelock line. The road was shut down in both directions after the truck overturned.

The driver, who has not been identified, died at the scene. Local fire, rescue, and police were on the scene late Sunday night along with N.C. State Highway Patrol.

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