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Truck driver blames deer for Orange County crash

Posted August 7, 2008 7:32 a.m. EDT
Updated August 7, 2008 10:27 a.m. EDT

— The driver of a tanker truck that rolled over on Interstate 85 Wednesday morning has been charged with careless and reckless driving, authorities said.

Brannon Collier, 31, told troopers he swerved when a deer ran in front of his truck as he approached the I-85/I-40 split in Orange County.

Collier, who is a driver for Quality Carriers, suffered minor injuries, troopers said.

The crash closed several lanes while crews cleaned up a latex paint material that spilled from the truck.