DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A busy interstate was closed for hours due to a crash in Davidson County.
According to the Department of Transportation, a dump truck driving down I-85 northbound hit a bridge in the area of Old US Hwy 64/Raleigh Road, causing the bed to come off of the dump truck because the bed was raised, according to troopers at the scene.
A tractor-trailer swerved to miss the truck and overturned.
The ramp and two lanes were shut down while first responders are on the scene. I-85 northbound in the area was closed for several hours due to an extended cleanup time.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was injured and taken to the hospital and the dump truck driver is facing a charge of careless and reckless driving, according to troopers.
NCDOT is currently assessing damage to the bridge. The roadway reopened around noon.