Early Friday morning, a semi truck crash in Polk County took the life of one man. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on I-26 near the Saluda exit, at about 2:15 a.m. For currently unknown reasons, the tractor trailer left the roadway, came over the guardrail and overturned beside the roadway. The driver of that truck, Tony Joseph Hurst or Chapin, South Carolina, was killed in the crash.
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 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.
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.
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.