No one was injured after a tractor-trailer ran off U.S. 158 north of Grandy on New Year’s morning, narrowly missing a massive oak tree and a house before colliding with several vehicles parked in the yard.
The crash happened around 8:40 a.m. Friday in the 5900 block of Caratoke Highway, when the eastbound truck appeared to miss a slight curve and ran off the highway.
Lower Currituck Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vernon Hart said the rig ran between the tree and a one-story, brick ranch-style house. It then slammed into several vehicles before coming to rest against a power pole.
Power was knocked out to multiple customers in the vicinity of the crash, and traffic was down to one lane eastbound on U.S. 158.
Also responding to the crash were the Currituck EMS and the Currituck County Sherrif’s Office. The N.C. Highway Patrol is in charge of the investigation.