GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Interstate 85 North on the Greensboro Urban Loop was shut down due to a fatal crash Thursday, according to the Greensboro Police Department.
The crash happened at Mile Marker 126 near Exit 126 for US 421 around 11 a.m., and emergency services workers did confirm one person, later identified as Leon Alberto Valez, 68, of Burlington, was killed in the wreck.
Valez was driving a dual-wheel pickup truck that was loaded with multiple bags of sand on pallets, according to a Greensboro Police Department news release.
The truck was going north on the Interstate when the left rear dual wheels came off. The truck then rotated and flipped over onto the roof.
Valez was the only person in the truck.
Traffic cam footage showed multiple emergency vehicles at the scene of the crash. The closure lasted for over four hours.
The highway reopened around 3:34 p.m.
Officials are still investigating.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Greensboro/Guilford Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000. Citizens can also download the mobile P3tips app for Apple or Android phones to submit a mobile tip, or go to P3tips.com to submit a web tip. All tips to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous.