Car crashes into tractor trailer, bursts into flames after driver falls asleep at wheel

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — A car burst into flames after the driver fell asleep at the wheel and hit a parked big rig early Wednesday morning in Greensboro.

According to the N.C. Highway Patrol, the car was heading northbound on I-85 around 3:15 a.m. when the driver fell asleep and hit a tractor trailer.

The driver of the tractor trailer had pulled over to check a map.

The car was fully engulfed in flames when officials arrived on the scene.

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries.

Troopers say they believe the driver of the car was going 50-60 mph when he crashed.

The crash shut down the highway for more than two hours, but reopened to traffic as of 6 a.m.


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