A crane pulls the trailer of a tractor-trailer truck from the Neuse River on Monday, Dec. 10. The truck crashed through a guardrail on a bridge over the river near Kinston early the previous morning.
A crane pulls the trailer of a tractor-trailer truck from the Neuse River on Monday, Dec. 10. The truck crashed through a guardrail on a bridge over the river near Kinston early the previous morning. NCDOT
A crane pulls the trailer of a tractor-trailer truck from the Neuse River on Monday, Dec. 10. The truck crashed through a guardrail on a bridge over the river near Kinston early the previous morning. NCDOT

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