On Sunday night, a family of three was killed in a wreck involving a semi truck in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the collision happened at about 8:40 p.m., in the eastbound lane of I-40, near mile-maker 56. For currently unknown reasons, a tractor-trailer merged into the right lane and into the path of a 1998 Ford Escort. The Escort was run off of the roadway and crashed into a heavily wooded area. The car hit multiple trees before stopping.
A single-vehicle crash took the life of a Henderson County man last week. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, 20-year-old Nicholas Andrew Woodring lost control of his vehicle on NC 191 near Grand View Lane last Tuesday. The vehicle ran off of the roadway and struck several trees before overturning in a wooded area. Initially thought to be missing, a friend of the family's found the vehicle in deep brush beside the roadway.
On Tuesday afternoon, a tractor trailer fire had traffic backed up on I-40. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 3:30 p.m., near the weigh station in Buncombe County. Although very few details have been released, we do know the fire was very large, and motorists were being diverted from the roadway. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) had lanes closed from mile marker 40 to mile marker 44.
On Tuesday morning, one person was killed in a truck crash on I-85 in Anderson County, South Carolina. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the collision happened on Interstate 85, near mile maker 36 and involved a cargo truck and a trash truck. Although very few details have been released, we do know that the two trucks collided and burst into flames.
This week, law enforcement officers in North Carolina are taking part in an interstate crackdown on drunk driving. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and Florida will be taking part in the 24th annual "Hands Across The Border" campaign. There will be various checkpoints near all of these states' borders, and law enforcement officers will be looking for drunk drivers and other offenders.