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Man suffers severe burns in I-95 tractor trailer crash

Posted July 18

Authorities said that a 2013 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling south on I-95 at about 6:30 p.m. when the vehicle suddenly reduced speed, ran off the road and traveled down an embankment. Authorities said the tractor trailer struck several trees and caught fire.
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— One man was severely burned Monday evening after a tractor-trailer caught fire on Interstate 95 in Cumberland County.

Authorities said that a 2013 Freightliner tractor trailer was traveling south on I-95 at about 6:30 p.m. when the vehicle suddenly reduced speed, ran off the road and traveled down an embankment. Authorities said the tractor trailer struck several trees and caught fire.

The driver of the truck, Gale Bernard Beasley, 61, of Clayton, was able to escape the truck’s cab, but suffered burns and was life-flighted to the UNC Burn Center.

The crash resulted in the closure of northbound and southbound lanes of I-95 for about 15 minutes and southbound lanes remained closed for over an hour.

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