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Driver Dies In Accident After Concrete Truck Overturned Last Week

Emergency crews had to cut the driver of a cement truck free from the cab after the truck overturned on the entrance ramp from Salisbury Street onto I-73/74 in Asheboro on April 19th 2022. (Scott Pelkey/Acme News)
Emergency crews had to cut the driver of a cement truck free from the cab after the truck overturned on the entrance ramp from Salisbury Street onto I-73/74 in Asheboro on April 19th 2022. (Scott Pelkey/Acme News)

ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS) – A truck driver with Chandler Concrete was killed in an accident last week after his truck overturned while making a turn onto a highway entrance ramp in Asheboro.

On Tuesday April 19th 2022, at around 11:30 am emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a single vehicle accident on the I-73/74 NB entrance ramp at W Salisbury St. When crews arrived they found the driver in critical condition trapped in the cab of an overturned concrete truck. First responder worked for almost 10 minutes to cut the victim free from the cab before he was transported by EMS to Randolph Hospital.

Following the accident the entrance ramp for for I-73/74 NB was closed for several hours as officer with the Asheboro Police Department conducted an investigation into the accident.

The driver identified by police as 44-year-old Charles Wayne Woolard was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving at the hospital. According to the report Woolard was wearing a seatbelt when he made a right turn from W Salisbury St onto the entrance ramp when the 2005 Mack Truck overturned onto the drivers side.

In a statement to Acme News a representative with Chandler Concrete said they think of their employees as family members and that their thoughts and prayers are with Woolard’s family in this difficult time.