Wreck shuts down U.S. 64 Alt. East outside Bethel

BETHEL, N.C. (WNCT) — U.S. 64 Alternate East near Bethel was shutdown Thursday morning due to a wreck.

Troopers were called to the scene, which was just past the intersection of U.S. 64 Alt with N.C. 11/U.S. 13, at 5:47 a.m.

The Highway Patrol said the driver crossed the center lane and ran off the left side of the road into a ditch, hitting two utility polls and a CSX signal house.

The driver, Ernest Williams, and the passenger, his brother Michael Williams, both had non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said.

Ernest Williams has been charged with traveling left of center.

The Highway Patrol said the wreck has been cleared from the road, but crews from CSX and Dominion Power have been working on repairs.

This story will be updated as more information is available.

 

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