Turkey truck driver charged in Route 220 Henry County crash - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Turkey truck driver charged in Route 220 Henry County crash

Posted: Updated:
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.

---

5:06 p.m.

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

---

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.

  • Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

    Accident on I-81N causes Labor Day travel headaches

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:35:44 GMT
    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays.
    According to VDOT's 511Virginia.org website, an accident on Interstate 81 North near mile marker 96 is causing major traffic delays.
  • 2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

    2-year-old girl dies in Roanoke after being left in van

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:45:01 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
  • Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

    Labor Day blood drive happening in Roanoke

    Monday, September 1 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-09-01 16:13:31 GMT
    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW.
    A Labor Day blood drive is being held today in Roanoke.It's at the Historic Lawson Building at 401 Gainsboro Road, NW.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.