Driver looking at GPS knocks down power lines on I-95 in Johnston County, trooper says

EMBED </>More Videos

A woman will not be charged after a trooper said she knocked down power lines Tuesday morning in Johnston County.

A woman will not face charges after authorities said she knocked down power lines in Johnston County early Tuesday morning.

The incident closed parts of I-95 between US 301 and Bagley Road near Kenly.

Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App

Trooper Mark Samosky said a woman was using her GPS to get back on the highway after filling up at a gas station on Truck Stop Road.

Samosky said the driver turned right on the service road rather than taking the entrance ramp for I-95 South.

He said she then looked down at her GPS and drove off of the road.

She then hit a guy wire that supports the power pole, bringing down the power lines and covering all four lanes of the roadway.



The roadway was reopened by 6:30 a.m.
Related Topics:
johnston county newsgpsdriverRocky MountJohnston County
(Copyright ©2018 WTVD-TV. All Rights Reserved.)