Pickup Truck Flips On Ice In Jefferson (2018-12-13 15:48:54)

A pickup truck slid and flipped on its side Wednesday morning because of icy conditions on N.C. 16 just outside of Jefferson.

The Ashe Post and Times reports the driver, Ronnie Barker of Sparta, was going about 40 miles per hour when he crashed.

According to the report, Barker hit the ice, crossed the centerline and slid off the left side of the road where he hit an embankment.

His truck turned on its side and continued to slide about 30 feet on the ice before coming to a rest in the ditch.

Rescue crews had to remove the roof of the truck to get Barker out before he was transported to Ashe Memorial Hospital.