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MEBANE, N.C. -- The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed in a crash in Mebane on Monday afternoon, according to Highway Patrol troopers on the scene.

The crash happened on eastbound Interstate 40/85 shortly before 2:30 p.m. near Exit 154 for Mebane Oaks Road.

Troopers said they believe the tractor-trailer blew a tire, causing it to run off the road and crash at the on-ramp from Mebane Oaks Road onto eastbound I-40/85.

Highway Patrol identified the driver as 34-year-old Darryl Ryan Cupp, of Taylorsville.

The tractor-trailer caught on fire after the crash. The fire has been extinguished.

The on-ramp is still closed as of 8:15 p.m.

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