Person killed in crash on Sandy Ridge Road in Guilford County identified

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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- One person was killed in a crash on Sandy Ridge Road near Kendale Road near High Pont Thursday morning.

The crash involved an Airgas tanker tractor-trailer, a pickup truck, an SUV and a van.

Troopers say the driver of the tractor-trailer traveled left of center and sideswiped a trailer being pulled by the pickup truck, then hit the SUV head-on. The SUV then hit the van.

The driver of the SUV, identified as Brian Lee Green, 47, of High Point, died at the scene.

The driver of the tractor-trailer has serious injuries and the driver of the van has non-life-threatening injuries. Both were taken to the hospital.

The High Point Fire Department hazardous materials team is also on scene. The tractor-trailer was hauling anhydrous ammonia.

Sandy Ridge Road and Kendale Road were both closed but have since reopened.

911 callers reported seeing the tanker truck driving erratically.

Airgas released the following statement:

"We have learned of an incident in the Greensboro, NC area involving a vehicle operated by Airgas Specialty Products, Inc. Airgas’ top priority is the safety of our associates, customers, and the communities in which we operate. We will assist authorities in their ongoing investigation. We will work alongside authorities and emergency responders to safely clear the vehicle involved in the accident."

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