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Turkey truck driver charged in Route 220 Henry County crash

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HENRY COUNTY, VA -

7:12 p.m.

Virginia State Police charged the truck driver with failure to maintain control.

According to Sgt. Robert Carpentieri, of State Police's Salem division, the investigating trooper was told by 50-year-old Mark Robert Nepsa, of Monroe, North Carolina, that he was driving in the left lane around 6:15 a.m., when a car in the right lane came into his lane in a curve.

The tractor trailer went off the left side of the road, hit a guardrail, then flipped in the median.

State Police say Nepsa was not seriously hurt.

He was hauling turkeys to Harrisonburg.

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5:06 p.m.

VDOT says both northbound lanes of Route 220 are back open.

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11:56 a.m.

VDOT says a tractor trailer hauling live turkeys crashed around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, in Henry County, and is currently blocking one northbound lane of Route 220.

The crash is in-between Martinsville and Oak Level, near where Route 220 and Route 669 intersect.

VDOT does not have an estimated time for clean-up.

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