Last week, there was a tanker truck crash in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened on Thursday afternoon near the intersection of Highway 226 South and Interstate 40. Initial reports indicate that the tanker was hauling heating oil at the time of the crash. During the crash, the truck overturned and reportedly spilled gasoline and maybe heating oil onto the roadway. The driver claims that the brakes malfunctioned at the red light causing him to lose control of the large vehicle. A portion of Highway 226 had to be closed in both directions as first responders and crews worked the scene.
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.
Earlier this week, there was a semi truck crash on I-40 in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened in a westbound lane near Fines Creek Road in Clyde. Very few details about this big rig crash have been released, but we do know that a portion of the roadway had to be closed, and traffic was backed up until after 8:00 p.m.
Over the weekend, a truck overturned on Long Shoals Road, near the entrance to Biltmore Park. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the wreck happened at about 11:30 p.m. on Saturday night. For currently unknown reasons, the truck overturned in the roadway. Fist responders were swiftly on the scene where they had to extricate the driver. Although he was conscious and apparently able to walk, he was complaining of chest pain on the scene.
On Tuesday afternoon, a semi truck crash had traffic backed up in Haywood County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on I-40 east, near the US-74 exit (Exit 27), near Clyde. This wreck happened sometime after 1:00 p.m. and involved a tractor-trailer and a box truck. For currently unknown reasons, the semi truck sideswiped the box truck. Very few details about this truck crash have been released, but we do know that the driver of the box truck was taken to Mission Hospital for treatment of injuries. No charges have been filed, and the cause of this crash is likely still under investigation with law enforcement authorities. Drivers were advised to avoid the area as crews and investigators worked the scene.
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.