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Tar Spill

Posted December 4, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Wake County's most recent toxic spill happened Monday night on Highway 64. A Fremont driver has been charged in the accident.

A tar truck overturned on a bridge over the Neuse River leaving a sticky mess and miles of backed up traffic in its wake.

Investigators say Jean Ann Patterson accidentally cut-off the truck, with her vehicle, forcing the truck driver to lose control.

Police charged her with making an improper lane change.