Rock Falls Off Truck, Kills Driver
The Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident north of Marion on US-221 North.
Troopers say the victim was driving south on US 221 when a rock fell off the dump truck, through the windshield, and striking the victim. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Highway Patrol says the truck driver, Randy Arnett, works for Todd Burleson Trucking in Newland. Troopers say he will be charged with failure to secure the load. Other charges are pending the outcome of their investigation.
The victim's name has not been released.