One-vehicle wreck closes road

Published 1:55 am Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A wreck involving a log truck closed a section of Slatestone Road outside of Washington early Monday afternoon.
The one-vehicle wreck, which occurred about 12:15 p.m. near the intersection of Slatestone and Terrapin Track Road, resulted in no injuries, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
The fully loaded log truck was turning from a dirt road onto Slatestone Road when its rear wheels went into a ditch, resulting in the truck overturning, according to the Highway Patrol. Logs were removed from the truck before wreckers were able to right it.
It was not immediately known if charges would be filed.

About Mike Voss

Mike Voss is the contributing editor at the Washington Daily News. He has a daughter and four grandchildren. Except for nearly six years he worked at the Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg, Va., in the early to mid-1990s, he has been at the Daily News since April 1986.
Journalism awards:
• Pulitzer Prize for Meritorious Public Service, 1990.
• Society of Professional Journalists: Sigma Delta Chi Award, Bronze Medallion.
• Associated Press Managing Editors’ Public Service Award.
• Investigative Reporters & Editors’ Award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Public Service Award, 1989.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Investigative Reporting, 1990.
All those were for the articles he and Betty Gray wrote about the city’s contaminated water system in 1989-1990.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Investigative Reporting, 1991.
• North Carolina Press Association, Third Place, General News Reporting, 2005.
• North Carolina Press Association, Second Place, Lighter Columns, 2006.
Recently learned he will receive another award.
• North Carolina Press Association, First Place, Lighter Columns, 2010.
4. Lectured at or served on seminar panels at journalism schools at UNC-Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Columbia University, Mary Washington University and Francis Marion University.

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