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At least one person dead after fiery crash closes Interstate 85 near Salisbury

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. -- A fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer and two other vehicles closed Interstate 85 near Salisbury Saturday night.

One person was killed.

The crash happened at about 11:30 p.m. on I-85 northbound just past Salisbury before Exit 84 for Spencer.

According to Sgt. R.D. Mendenhall with the Rowan County Highway Patrol, a person driving a Chevy Corisca began driving the wrong way on I-85. The Corsica struck the tractor-trailer head-on. The Corsica then entered another lane and hit a Honda Civic. The Honda Civic ran into the guardrail on the side of the road.

The driver of the Corsica was killed. The other drivers were not injured.

About 50 responders were on scene, Mendenhall said.

The interstate was closed with a detour until 2:20 a.m. while Hazmat worked to contain spilled liquids from the vehicles.