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Dump-truck driver charged in crash

Posted April 14, 2009 11:48 a.m. EDT
Updated April 14, 2009 2:58 p.m. EDT

— A Connecticut man has been charged in connection with a wreck that closed part of a busy Apex road for more than two hours Monday afternoon.

Edmund Theodore Jackson, 52, of New Haven, Conn., was charged with one count of reckless driving.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Jackson was driving a Freightliner dump truck on Davis Drive when he ran off the road, overcorrected, struck a Honda Civic and overturned the truck, spilling the contents on top of the car.

The Civic's driver, Kara Walden Benton, 25, of Holly Springs, was trapped inside for nearly two hours before rescue workers were able to free her.

She was taken to WakeMed, where she was listed in good condition Tuesday.

A passenger in her car was taken to WakeMed for treatment but was later released.