Truck accident causes delays

Staff Report

August 11, 2014

PILOT MOUNTAIN — Traffic was stop-and-go for a while Monday afternoon on U.S. 52 in Pilot Mountain after authorities say a tractor-trailer jackknifed in the afternoon rain.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper B.M. Jones, who investigated the incident, said the wreck happened around 1:40 p.m., near the Cook School Road exit.

Jones said a 2014 Kenworth tractor trailer operated by Charles Taylor, 62, of Winston-Salem, was traveling north on the highway.

“He hydroplaned and lost control,” Jones said. “The truck jackknifed and slid into the guardrail.”

No one was injured in the accident.

Jones said Taylor has been charged with exceeding a safe speed.

Officials say the accident blocked the road for more than an hour.