US 1 closed south of Cordova


Log truck rollover has roadway shutdown

By Kevin Spradlin

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CORDOVA — Authorities have shut down U.S. Route 1 South from Rosalyn Road at Cordova to Osborne Road while work to remove a wrecked logging truck is complete.

Kevin Spradlin |

Kevin Spradlin |

Jonathan Kelly, of Ansonville, was traveling southbound in his Peachland-based JNL Trucking truck at approximately 8:41 a.m. when, Kelly said, the load apparently shifted while on an S-curve at Speeds Creek, located about 2.5 miles south of Rosalyn Road. The posted speed limit is 55 mph, but there are several caution signs to alert motorists of impending turns. Update: The road was reopened shortly before 2 p.m., authorities said.

The vehicle came to rest on its side, only about 8 feet from entering a watery marsh that could have made the situation far more serious. However, Kelly had exited the vehicle on his own before first-responders arrived on the scene.


“I wasn’t speeding,” Kelly said.

Personnel from Cordova Fire and Rescue, FirstHealth EMS, Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to the scene. Kelly was evaluated by medical personnel on site but was able to walk around the accident scene with a state trooper and talk with his wife and employer. He had agreed to be taken to FirstHealth Richmond Memorial Hospital to be further evaluated.

Authorities were keeping the road closed until a loader arrived to recover the logs.

The investigation is being handled by Trooper B. Goodwin.

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