HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A crash on Interstate 85 Business has left one person dead, according to Guilford County EMS.
The crash, which involved multiple vehicles including a tractor-trailer, took place in the southbound lanes on a stretch between I-74 west and Baker Road.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, I-85 Business south was closed at 1:47 p.m.
The road was reopened around 7 p.m.
Around 1:40 p.m., High Point police, High Point Fire Department officials and Guilford County EMS workers were sent to US 29 South near Baker Road in response to a traffic crash with reported injuries, according to a High Point Police Department news release.
When responding units arrived on the scene, they learned a Toyota pickup truck crossed the median and hit a tractor-trailer head-on.
The pickup truck then crashed into an SUV that was behind the tractor-trailer.
The driver of the pickup truck was dead on the scene. The identity of the driver is being withheld until next of kin can be notified.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries. The driver of
the other vehicle was not injured.
Investigators say the pickup truck driver lost control after swerving to go around a vehicle that was slowing to make a right turn onto Durand Avenue.
No charges are expected to be filed.
This is the tenth traffic fatality in High Point in 2023.