Driver of tractor-trailer dies in fiery crash on I-85 in Davidson Co.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — One person died Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 85 one mile north of U.S. 64, according to state troopers.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper J.W. Boozer, around 4 p.m. a tractor-trailer was traveling north in the center lane on I-85 when it veered into the left lane, running a family in a van off the road.

The tractor-trailer continued through the left lane, went off the road, up an embankment, struck a number of trees and caught on fire.

The flames spread into the woods, requiring a response from multiple fire departments to bring the fire under control.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was able to get out of the cab, but suffered severe burns and died at the scene.

The family in the van was uninjured.

Troopers believe the tractor-trailer driver was from Virginia, but they are having difficulty identifying him because of the severe burns.

All lanes have reopened Thursday morning.

51 comments

  • ffriend

    faith really need to mind her own she didnt k him he had wife kids and grandkids that he loved dearly

  • linda Dalton

    Everyone need to stop fussing. This good man my friend is gone .it’s sad enough that he is gone .something could been wrong with the truck. We don’t know might not never know. Everyone is so quick to judge . Love one
    another as you do know like is to short. Yes Faith was to quick on what she said we have one judge that’s GOD .so for my friend and neighbor not all of this please.

  • the myers family

    debbie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I still remember tammy and i playing when we were kids. god has one heck of a great man by his side.

  • 1Pennybucks

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — One person died Wednesday afternoon after a tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 85 one mile north of U.S. 64, according to state troopers.
    According to North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper J.W. Boozer, around 4 p.m. a tractor-trailer was travelling north in the center lane on I-85 when it veered into the left lane, running a family in a van off the road.
    The tractor-trailer continued through the left lane, went off the road, up an embankment, struck a number of trees and caught on fire.
    The flames spread into the woods, requiring a response from multiple fire departments to bring the fire under control.
    The driver of the tractor-trailer was able to get out of the cab, but suffered severe burns and died at the scene.
    The family in the van was uninjured.
    Troopers believe the tractor-trailer driver was from Virginia, but they are having difficulty identifying him because of the severe burns.
    All but one of the northbound lanes of Interstate 85 near mile marker 99 are closed due to the accident. All lanes are expected to reopen by 3 a.m. Thursday.

  • 1Pennybucks

    Thank you Lord for giving me one of the most wonderful brother-in-laws a person could ask for. I know I will see Donnie again and what a glorious day that will be! Just going back through some of my photos has made me so grateful for the time we had on this earth. We had some great times that I will always cherish. I normally do not post on FB about such personal matters but after locating these great photos, I
    posted them in your honor. I love you Donnie! I have always heard that we
    take all the love in our heart when we leave this world and you had so many of us that loved you dearly. RIP my sweet Donnie

  • Linda

    Donnie was a wonderful person. Him and Debbie were soul mates. He always had a smile on his face. He will be missed by all that knew him. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

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