HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — A road in High Point was closed for hours after a fatal crash on I-74 Friday morning.
According to the High Point Police Department, they were dispatched along with the High Point Fire Department and Guilford County EMS, just after 12:30 a.m. about a crash with injuries.
Police say that a car driven by Andrew Cabel Jones, 21, hit the back of a tractor-trailer that was getting into I-74 from the Johnson Street exit. Investigators believe the truck had just merged onto the highway when Jones hit the rear part of the trailer.
Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. No one in the tractor-trailer was injured.
The road was closed for several hours while officials investigated. They say speed may have been a factor in the crash, but no impairment is suspected and everyone involved was wearing a seatbelt.
This is the sixth traffic fatality in the city of High Point in 2023.