Route 43 blocked in Bedford County by overturned cement truck

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BEDFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) An overturned vehicle has shut down Route 43 north of Bedford.

Virginia State Police say a cement truck was traveling south on Route 43 (Peaks Road) around 5:35 PM Thursday when brakes on the vehicle locked up, causing the truck to overturn on a sharp curve.

The truck's driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of "serious injuries," according to a Virginia State Police trooper on the scene.

State Police say the overturned truck is owned by Finly Corporation of Lynchburg.

Route 43 is blocked in both directions just north of Karnes Road. State Police say it could take several hours to remove the wrecked vehicle.