One injured after tractor trailer sideswiped by truck crashes in Trinity

TRINITY, N.C. — One person was taken to the hospital after the driver of a pick-up truck fell asleep on I-85 in Trinity, sideswiping a double tractor trailer causing it to overturn.

The wreck happened around 3:15 a.m. Tuesday morning on I-85 South at Finch Farm Road.

Troopers say both were traveling south on I-85 when the pick-up truck sideswiped the double tractor trailer. The tractor trailer swerved off into the grassy area and overturned.

The driver of the tractor trailer has been identified as Billy Sherrer, 52, of Gibson, Ga. He was pinned for a short time, but was pulled out by rescue crews around 4:30 a.m.

Sherrer was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and is listed in good condition.

The driver of the 2005 Dodge pick-up truck was identified as James Dildy, 47, of Hubert. He was not injured.

Dildy has been charged with careless and reckless driving. He told troopers he had been fighting sleep on his drive from Jacksonville to Charlotte.


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