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Tractor Trailer Crash on I-26

On Monday morning, a semi truck crash in Saluda had traffic backed up on I-26. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime before 7:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-26, near exit 59. The truck involved in the wreck was hauling liquid sugar at the time. Reportedly, the truck came around a turn, went off of the roadway and then the driver overcorrected. This caused the load of liquid sugar to shift, which then resulted in the vehicle overturning.

Semi Truck Crash on I-40

On Monday morning, a crash involving an 18-wheeler had traffic backed up in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near mile marker 18. Apparently, a semi truck driver lost control of the rig, and it crashed into a wall. The large truck lost power and lighting in the wreck, and an additional two vehicles collided with the wreckage. Very few details about the crash have been released, but we do know that the truck driver, based out of Orangeburg, South Carolina, was cited for 'exceeding a safe speed for conditions.'

Truck Overturned in Buncombe County

On Monday afternoon, a propane truck overturned beside a roadway in Buncombe County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at about 1:45 p.m., at Country Mountain Road and Rose Hill Road. First responders and crews were swiftly on the scene, where the propane had to be carefully removed.

Fatal Semi Truck Crash on I-40

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.

Tractor Trailer Fire on I-40

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. 

Fatal Truck Crash in Anderson County

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. 

Semi Truck Overturned on Car and Van

On Friday morning, a tractor trailer overturned on top of a car and a van. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened sometime before 8:00 a.m., on Wiggins Road, Off Interstate 40 in Buncombe County. Apparently, the brakes went out on the big rig as the driver was coming down the off-ramp for Wiggins Road. In an effort to avoid oncoming traffic, the truck driver swerved and his rig overturned. It landed on a sedan and a Mountain Mobility van.

Crash Involving Tanker in Asheville

Earlier this week, a crash involving a tanker truck had traffic backed up in Asheville. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened at the intersection of Mills Gap Road and Hendersonville Road. Apparently, a passenger occupant vehicle ran into the tires of a tanker truck. Very few details have been released about the collision. Thankfully, no injuries were initially reported in connection with this crash. This collision is likely still under investigation with local law enforcement authorities. 

Garbage Truck Crash in Buncombe County

On Tuesday morning, a Buncombe County crash involving a garbage truck sent one person to the hospital. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened around 7:00 a.m. on Brevard Road, near the Blue Ridge Parkway intersection. Apparently, the driver of a garbage truck ran off the road and over corrected the vehicle, causing it to flip on top of a Kia Soul. Emergency responders had to free the trapped driver of the Kia. 

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