Man dies when truck slams into car stopped on I-40 near Benson
Posted December 6, 2016
Benson, N.C. — The driver of a Cadillac died and a woman was injured early Tuesday morning when a large truck crashed into the sedan that was stopped on Interstate 40 eastbound in Johnston County.
Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the Cadillac was in the roadway with no lights on when the tractor-trailer cab slammed into it, knocking the car into the wood line. The male driver of the car was thrown from the vehicle and died at the scene. The female passenger was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The truck driver, who was on his way to pick up a loaded trailer, was not injured.
None of the people involved were identified.
As much as 40 quarts of oil spilled from the truck onto the highway in the crash. The North Carolina Department of Transportation was on scene to clean up the oil, and troopers said the right lane could be closed until 7 a.m.