On Tuesday, a truck hauling two different types of acid crashed on I-40 in McDowell County. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened late on Tuesday night, near Mile Marker 66. Very little information has been released about this truck crash, but we do know that the truck jackknifed in the roadway.
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.