According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, an accident that involved a tanker truck and multiple vehicles closed I-85 for several hours in north Charlotte. Traffic was backed up on the interstate for miles after the crash.
On Jan. 30, a truck driver on the last leg of a cross-country trip was killed after he swerved from the roadway and overturned. According to a N.C. State Highway Patrol officer, the truck accident occurred just past exit 113 in the east lane of Interstate 40 around 6:50 a.m. The truck's driver was pronounced dead at the accident scene. A passenger who had been in the truck's sleeper compartment was transported to a local hospital. The passenger is expected to recover from his injuries. The two men had been on their way to Greensboro from California with a shipment of green tea when the accident took place.