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Federal regulators are examining safety practices at a Tennessee trucking company whose driver was jailed after a fiery crash June 30 that killed three people and shut down Interstate 40 in Durham for several hours.
And state traffic engineers say they’ll study the crash site for any improvements that could make the road safer for other drivers.
Ronald Eugene Graybeal, 50, a driver for Hawley Transport Services of Greeneville, Tenn., was charged with driving while impaired and three counts of felony death by vehicle. Troopers found marijuana, methadone and drug paraphernalia in his truck.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has begun a compliance review for Hawley, which has 10 tractor-trailers and employs 10 drivers. ... [MORE]