Driver seriously injured in wreck on I-85 in Davidson County

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — Authorities say a tractor-trailer driver was seriously injured in a Wednesday-morning wreck that snarled traffic on I-85 South in Davidson County.

The crash happened shortly after 2:30 a.m. near Mile Marker 95.

According to state troopers, the tractor-trailer went off the road and hit several trees before coming to a rest in the median of the interstate.

The driver was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with “severe” head injuries, troopers said.

The driver’s name has not been released.

DOT officials shut down the left two lanes of of I-85 South near U.S. Highway 64 for about five hours while they worked to remove the tractor-trailer from the median.

Multiple trees were cut down in an effort to extract the rig, officials said.

No other details were immediately available.