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UPDATE: Charges filed in crashing involving SUV and semi-truck

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Dispatch says they were notified of an accident
involving an SUV and semi-truck by an employee at the State Port, who saw it
on a surveillance camera. It happened around 2:30 p.m.

Wilmington Police say the Ford Explorer was traveling
on Shipyard Boulevard towards the State Port when it crashed into a
semi-truck, that was turning left from Burnett Boulevard onto Shipyard.

The SUV slid underneath the center part of the semi. The 18-wheeler
was transporting a concrete bridge railing with an NC Department
of Transportation sign on it.

Wilmington Traffic Police Officer Mark Anderson says the driver of the
Explorer, Jonathan Chase Hodges, 25, walked away from the scene
with only a few scratches. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Anderson says Hodges claims he had briefly looked down right before the
crash and did not have time to stop. Police charged Hodges with possession
of drug paraphernalia and careless and reckless driving.

According to video obtained by the Port of Wilmington, the driver of the
semi had fully stopped before turning left into the intersection.

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