Friday, 19 Dec 2008 FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) - An 18-wheeler full of bullets and shotgun shells drove off an embankment on U.S. Highway 52 Thursday night, closing the southbound lanes of the highway. South bound lanes of U.S. Highway 52 are expected to remain closed through 11 a.m. Friday while road crews clean up the accident scene. The accident happened on southbound U.S. 52 between Westinghouse Road Exit 120 and Rural Hall/Bethania Road Exit 117. According the state Highway Patrol, the truck was carrying 40,000 pounds of small ammunition, mainly shotgun shells and rifle clips. The truck crashed through a guard rail and plunged down an embankment, spilling diesel fuel. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Department of Transportation officials said the accident happened shortly before 6 p.m. As a detour, officials suggest taking U.S. 52 to Exit 117 then left to University Parkway (N.C. Hwy. 66) then right to 52.