Log truck crashes on 19E in Carter County

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HAMPTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — The driver of a tractor-trailer was taken to a hospital after a crash early Wednesday morning in Carter County.

The crash happened around 3:45 p.m. on U.S. Highway 19E near State Route 173.

According to a crash report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the tractor-trailer was traveling south on 19E when it entered the northbound lane while negotiating a right-hand curve. The tractor-trailer, which was carrying logs, rolled onto its side and struck a traffic sign, mailbox, and gate before coming to rest. The logs came off the trailer during the trash.

The driver was taken to Sycamore Shoals Hospital in Elizabethton. Officials said he suffered minor injuries.

THP cited the driver with failure to maintain lane of travel.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, according to THP.

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CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – According to Carter County dispatch, a tractor-trailer crash is causing delays Wednesday morning.

Dispatchers told News Channel 11 that the crash occurred in the 6000 block of Highway 19E in Hampton, near Simerly Creek Road.

The tractor-trailer that crashed was carrying logs and cleanup is underway, according to dispatch.

Officials told News Channel 11 the driver did suffer minor injuries.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay Traffic Map, the crash is expected to be cleared around 10 a.m.

As of 8:45 a.m., northbound traffic is affected and is down to one lane traffic. Southbound lanes are affected with no delays.

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