By Outer Banks Voice on July 2, 2018
Following GPS too closely went terribly wrong for a tractor-trailer driver Monday afternoon, as he got his rig stuck on the beach at the off-road vehicle ramp north of Corolla village.
Currituck County Sheriff Matthew Beickert said it happens at least once a year, but drivers eventually figure out they can’t travel any farther north on the Currituck Outer Banks.
Photos from Wild OBX Facebook page courtesy Tom and Jeannie Meyer of Raleigh.
“We can usually stop traffic and allow the truck to turn around at the loop near the cattle gate,” Beickert said.
That’s the grate in the pavement designed to prevent the Corolla wild horses from getting around the fence designed to keep the colonial Spanish mustangs in their habitat of the four-wheel drive area.
“He thought he could drive out on the beach and turnaround, but it didn’t work out too well,” Beickert said.
A tow truck eventually pulled the tractor-trailer back to the pavement around 4:30 p.m.