On Tuesday afternoon, there was a truck crash on Interstate 40 in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened near the exit for Newfound Road. Very few details about this crash have been released, but we do know that a pickup truck towing a camper overturned on the roadway.
On Friday, a semi truck overturned on Interstate 40. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in Haywood County, near Mile Maker 17 and Fines Creek Road. Very few details have been released about this truck crash, but we do know that traffic was backed up for most of the day as crews worked the scene. A portion of the eastbound side of the roadway was closed until nearly 8:00 p.m. Minor injuries were reported on the scene.
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.'
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.
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.