Driver charged with DWI in connection to I-95 wreck
A Florida man was charged with driving while impaired in connection with a crash that shut down northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Rock Mount on Sunday.Posted — Updated
According to investigators, Kevin Eugene Ellis, 31, of Middleburg, Florida, was driving north on I-95 at about 10:15 a.m. when his tractor trailer full of cabbage veered into the grass median. Ellis overcorrected, which caused his truck to jackknife and overturn, authorities said.
Ellis and a passenger, Jade Lidely Ellis, 32, were taken to Wilson Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Ellis was charged with driving while impaired, commercial motor vehicle driving while impaired, careless and reckless driving and not wearing a seatbelt.
Northbound lanes of I-95 reopened Sunday afternoon.
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