Troopers: Spilled coffee leads to 2-vehicle crash in Lenoir County

LENOIR COUNTY - Troopers say a driver spilled her coffee and then rear-ended a truck pulling tobacco trailers in Lenoir County Friday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, the wreck happened at about 7:40 a.m. on Highway 11 near Harvey Rouse Road, just west of Grifton.

Troopers said 33-year-old Tracy Hollingsworth was driving her vehicle when she spilled her cup of coffee. The distraction caused her to rear-end a truck pulling tobacco trailers, investigators explained.

Both vehicles then went into a ditch with water, said troopers.

Two people in the truck suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, troopers said. Hollingsworth was not taken to a hospital.

Troopers said Hollingsworth has been charged with failure to reduce speed.

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