Driver dies in fiery tractor-trailer crash on I-40


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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. — The driver of a tractor-trailer died in a fiery crash on I-40 East in western Catawba County early Tuesday morning.

State troopers said the wreck happened at Mile Marker 135 near Claremont shortly after 3:45 a.m.  The tractor-trailer struck a bridge when the rig rolled over and caught fire, troopers said.

The identity of the driver has not been released.

The section of I-40 East near Oxford Street is currently closed as crews work to clear debris.

DOT officials said the road is expected to be closed until around 11 a.m.

Source: WSOC

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