UPDATE: 2 sent to hospital after dump truck overturns, catches fire

Published: Apr. 3, 2013 at 10:59 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 8, 2013 at 7:38 PM EDT
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(Source: Diana Walker)
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(Source: Diana Walker)
(Source: Diana Walker)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A crash involving a dump truck that overturned and caught fire Wednesday night tied up traffic on Hwy. 74/76 near Lake Waccamaw and sent two people to the hospital, according to Trooper Baxley with Highway Patrol.

Baxley says Eugene Foster Gore who was driving a dump truck failed to yield and crashed into George Leroy Suggs who was driving a tractor trailer. Baxley said the dump truck overturned and caught fire.

According to Baxley, Gore was charged for failing to yield.

Both men were treated at Columbus Regional Healthcare System.

Baxley says, both men are expected to be ok. He tells us, Gore has a broken shoulder blade and cannot remember any of the crash.

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