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Tractor-Trailer Driver Injured In I-95 Accident

Posted June 19, 2006 6:41 a.m. EDT

— The Highway Patrol is investigating a tractor-trailer accident in Johnston County.

The accident happened overnight on Interstate 95 near Smithfield. Authorities said the tractor-trailer hit several trees before ending up on its side.

Troopers do not know what caused the accident, but they do not think alcohol or speed was a factor.

The tractor-trailer driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities said the tractor-trailer was hauling tires.