Archdale officer, NCDOT worker hurt after fiery crash involving tractor-trailer, 2 patrol cars, 2 NCDOT vehicles

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ARCHDALE, N.C. — A police officer and an NCDOT worker were hurt when a tractor-trailer crashed into two patrol cars and an NCDOT vehicle in Archdale.

At about 9:34 p.m. Wednesday, Archdale police responded to an overturned tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 south, near exit 111, blocking all lanes, according to Archdale police.

At 11:50 p.m., a tractor-trailer heading south failed to slow down and crashed into two Archdale patrol vehicles. An officer, who was inside one of the vehicles, was injured.

The tractor-trailer then hit two vehicles with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

After the crash, police saw diesel fuel leaking from the tractor-trailer onto the highway.

The fuel ignited, and four of the five vehicles caught fire.

The passenger of the tractor-trailer and a transportation worker were both hurt. They were taken to a hospital.

An Archdale police officer was hurt and taken to another hospital.

Troopers cleared the scene at 4:24 a.m. Thursday, and the road reopened at 6:20 a.m.

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