Truck driver OK after crashing into tree on 31A in Clarendon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 May 2023 at 1:59 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

CLARENDON – A truck driver from North Carolina sustained minor injuries after going off Route 31A and hitting a tree.

The incident happened at about 12:20 p.m. The driver was transported by Monroe Ambulance to Strong Memorial Hospital.

Law enforcement believes the driver had a medical condition that resulted in the accident, said Lt. Steve Fox of the Orleans County Sheriff’s office.

The tractor-trailer is owned by Dependable Freight Lines of Sacramento, Calif.

The tree may have prevented the vehicle from hitting a house.

The section of Route 31A between South Manning Road and Fancher Road is closed while law enforcement waits for a heavy wrecker to arrive and remove the tractor-trailer.