ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — Both directions of NC 49 in Alamance County are closed Wedenesday morning due to a tractor-trailer crash.
The crash is near State Road 2363 (Beale Road) south of Burlington. The wreck happened at about 7:20 a.m. and is expected to be cleared at about 2 p.m.
A 2007 Freightliner operated by Discount Box and Pallet Inc. located in Liberty Hill, N.C., was being driven by Dominic Angelo Inzerillo, 50, of Winston-Salem, according to a press release from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
Inzerillo was traveling north on NC 49 and went off the roadway to the right in the curve, overturned, struck a tree, and then came to rest on its side on the northbound shoulder of NC 49. Inzerillo was taken to Moses Cone Hospital by Alamance County EMS for minor injuries. Inzerillo has been charged with failure to maintain lane.
Brad Wall, NCDOT maintenance engineer, said a tree landed on the tractor-trailer during the crash and workers are trying to remove the tree and then off-load contents of the truck.
Drivers traveling north on NC-49 must make a left onto Friendship Rock Creek Road. Follow until Isley Drive. Make a left onto Isley Drive and follow to re-access NC-49. Motorists traveling south on NC-49 must make a right onto Isley Drive. At the T intersection make a left onto Friendship Rock Creek Road. Follow to re-access NC-49.