North Carolina

Edward Vanlear, Jason Rodriguez Injured in Garbage Truck Accident on Bethesda Rd in Lexington, NC

January 25, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Edward Vanlear, Jason Rodriguez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Garbage Truck
Bethesda Rd
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Garbage truck traveled off center lines and went down an embankment into a shallow pool of water

What Happened

North Carolina Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that injured two men on Bethesda Rd in Lexington, NC on January 25th, 2019. Officials say the accident occurred when a North Davidson Garbage truck traveled off center lines and overturned, going down an embankment and into a shallow pool of water. The driver, 49-year-old Edward Vanlear and a passenger, 28-year-old Jason Rodriguez were hospitalized with serious injuries.

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