Published in News on January 4, 2006 1:45 PM
Truck strikes door
and wall collapses
A tractor-trailer truck, leaving a warehouse at 604 N. John St., caught the bottom of the door Tuesday, pulling it down as the adjoining wall collapsed. The accident resulted in about $89,000 in damages, according to a Goldsboro police report.
Damage was estimated at $75,000 to the Fairwell Associates warehouse and $14,000 to the truck, registered to Sutton Motor Lines Inc. of Joplin, Mo., the report said.
The trucker, Elton Lewis, 33, of Vidalia, La., had unloaded about 40,000 pounds of cargo at about 12:50 p.m. With the weight removed, the trailer rose and struck the door as he drove away. Lewis was neither injured nor charged.
The chief city building inspector, Ed Cianferra, inspected the damage and the structural safety of the remaining walls.
In other accidents:
*Damages were estimated at $12,000 in a two-vehicle collision at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday at North Berkeley Boulevard and Maplewood Drive, police said. One driver, Clyde Lamar Owensby, 79, of Smith Drive, was charged with a yield violation. The report said Owensby had pulled from Maplewood Drive and his car collided with a southbound sport utility vehicle. The other driver was identified as Sherri J. Taylor, 29, of Devils Racetrack Road, Four Oaks.
*A motorist was charged with driving while impaired and driving left of center after a one-truck wreck at 7:08 a.m. Sunday on Antioch Road near N.C. 111, the Highway Patrol said. Hector Orlando Javier-Mendoza, 37, of Greenfield Cemetery Road, Seven Springs, was not injured. But the car that he was driving sustained about $2,500 in damages after it had run off the left side and hit a power pole and a mail box. Other damages were set at $2,050.
Three Goldsboro men were arrested Tuesday by Goldsboro police and charged with felony drug offenses.
*Anthony Marquail Barnes, 29, of Benton Street was charged with three felony drug offenses and unauthorized use of a vehicle. He also was wanted on two outstanding arrest orders. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail in lieu of a $17,600 secured bond.
*Lonnie Thomas Pope, 48, of Green Drive was charged with possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia in the 400 block of West Elm Street. He was jailed in lieu of a $5,000 secured bond.
*Steven Leon Hill, 19, of Carver Drive was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and resisting arrest. His secured bond was set at $3,500.
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