LAURINBURG — Two Robeson County men injured when a dump truck collided with an interstate overpass on Friday remain hospitalized, but in stable condition, according to hospital spokespersons.
The truck’s driver, James Galloway, 60, of 138 Lincoln Park Drive in Maxton, and Kenneth McInnis, 51, of Rowland, were each airlifted from Scotland Memorial Hospital following the Friday afternoon accident that caused an estimated $45,000 damage to the Turnpike Road overpass on U.S. 74.
Galloway was taken to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in good condition on Monday. McInnis was listed in critical, yet stable condition at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.
Galloway lost control of the vehicle following a blowout of a right front tire, according to Laurinburg police Capt. Terry Chavis. The truck, which was carrying poultry waste, slammed into the overpass before catching fire and spilling its cargo onto the highway, causing a traffic back-up that lasted for hours and spanned for miles.
Chavis has said Galloway will be charged with failure to maintain lane.