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BREAKING: Accident on U.S. 220 sends N.C. man to hospital

Monday, February 17, 2014

A Monday accident on U.S. 220 sent a North Carolina man to Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County, according to a release from the Virginia State Police.

Around 5 a.m. Monday morning, a 2005 Freightliner tractor trailer owned by Mitch Con Corp of Denver, Colo., and driven by David W. Cox, 55, of Madison, N.C., was traveling northbound on U.S. 220, one mile south of the Route 57 west exit, when the vehicle jack-knifed, blocking both northbound lanes, the release said.

A second tractor-trailer hauling scrap metal, driven by Jacob Brown, 53, of Gibsonville, N.C., rounded the curve and struck the jack-knifed tractor trailer, as the driver was unable to stop in time, the release said.

Brown was transported to Martinsville Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash, the release said. His tractor trailer, a 2008 Mack Tractor owned by DH Griffin Trucking Inc. in Greensboro, N.C., was a total loss, it added.

Cox was not injured in the crash, the release said, but was charged with reckless driving/fail to maintain proper control.

The accident remains under investigation by the Virginia State Police.


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