A logging truck started a chain reaction Monday afternoon when it struck the back of a car and sent it into another in Morganton, North Carolina.
Lee Ander Lynch, 73, of Union Mills, was driving the logging truck that came through an intersection and hit the back of a Toyota Yaris that was stopped behind two other automobiles waiting for a car to turn down a private drive, said Trooper K.J. Macchia with the State Highway Patrol.
The collision, which took place around 4 p.m., sent the Yaris into another vehicle, which then hit a third vehicle, Macchia said.
The driver of the Yaris, Phillip Eugene Reeves, 57, of Morganton, was admitted to Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge in Morganton for treatment, Macchia said.
Lynch was charged with failure to decrease speed to prevent a crash, he said.
Chesterfield Fire and Rescue, Burke County REACT, and Burke County EMS also helped with the incident.