Rig wreck closes Capital Boulevard in Raleigh
Posted June 10, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The southbound lanes of Capital Boulevard at Interstate 440 in Raleigh were closed for more than three hours Monday when a tractor-trailer spilled its load.
Raleigh police said James Fountain Rochester III, 43, of Zebulon, was steering the rig from the outer loop of I-440 onto Capital Boulevard when the trailer's load of glass bottles shifted.
The trailer tipped over and slid along the road, striking a 2003 Buick driven by Abdel Karim Muhsen, 76, of Wilson. He was taken to WakeMed for treatment, according to police.
Rochester was not speeding.
The roadway was closed as crews removed the trailer and bottles.