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I-40 westbound lane near Winston-Salem reopens after crash

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A crash closed Interstate 40 westbound in Winston-Salem near the Hanes Mall Boulevard exit Wednesday morning, according to a press release.

Police sayJose Fuentes was traveling westbound when a garbage container and a ladder fell out of the back of his truck, landing in the roadway. When they did, Fuentes stopped on a shoulder and attempted to remove the objects.

At the same time, Delia Rocha took a quick evasive maneuver to avoid the objects and made contact with Fuentes before the vehicle ran off the road and overturned.

Both sustained minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Fuentes was cited for failing to secure his load and for driving while his license is revoked.