VIDEO: Driver airlifted in fiery tractor-trailer crash on Business 85 in High Point

  • Source: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro
  • Published: 05/31/2024 12:00 AM

Traffic was halted and diverted as a result of a vehicle fire on Interstate 85 Business/US 29/US 70 near Old Thomasville Road in Randolph County on Thursday. Video on Business 85 showed an overturned tractor-trailer bursting with flames on the side of the road under a bridge and traffic being diverted. Around 11:25 a.m., a tractor-trailer and a Lexus were going south on Interstate 85 Business/US 29/US 70 when the Lexus merged into the right travel lane and hit the tractor-trailer, according to a North Carolina State Highway Patrol news release. The tractor-trailer traveled off the road, hit a bridge abutment for the Old Thomasville Road overpass, overturned and caught fire. The driver of the tractor-trailer suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was airlifted to a hospital.


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