Driver charged after truck crash

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24-year-old Troutville man, Quinton Smith, was thrown from his vehicle onto Route 311 after a single vehicle crash in Roanoke County and now police are investigating. 

According to Virginia State Police, the crash happened on February 24 at 5 p.m. on I-81 at the 140-mile marker. 

A Virginia State Police spokesman released the following information regarding the crash:

A 1999 Ford F-150 was traveling north on I-81 when it ran off the left side of the interstate and continued into the media. It struck the concrete barrier guardrail along the southbound lanes of I-81 at the overpass, became airborne, and landed below on Route 311…which runs underneath I-81. 

The driver, Quinton A. Smith, 24, of Troutville, Va., was ejected from the vehicle onto Route 311. He was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. 

Smith was charged with reckless driving, as speed was a factor in the crash.

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