Driver charged with DWI after crash with tractor-trailer on Hwy 29

Tractor-trailer wreck Greensboro Highway 29

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Police say the driver of a car has been charged with DWI following a Friday-morning crash with a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes of U.S. 29 in Greensboro.

The crash, which temporarily closed the U.S. 29 North, was reported just after 10 a.m. near Phillips Avenue.

Greensboro Police Capt. Brian James initially said the driver of the car, who was identified as 39-year-old Christopher Wayne Fisher of Eden, may have had a medical issue that caused him to collide with the tractor-trailer.

However, police later charged Fisher with DWI and careless and reckless driving.

Fisher was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, James said.  The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

There were no passengers in either vehicle.

DOT officials said all northbound lanes of the highway were reopened shortly after 10:45 a.m.  Traffic was redirected onto Wendover Avenue while the lanes were closed.

No other information was available.

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