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Orange County tractor-trailer wreck shuts down part of I-40/I-85 overnight

Posted December 3, 2008

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— Crews re-opened part of Interstate 40 in Orange County Wednesday morning after two tractor-trailers wrecked near the I-40/I-85 split near Hillsborough.

The wreck, which happened around 1:30 a.m., caused one of the trucks to catch fire. One of the trucks also lost a load of energy drinks.

Emergency crews took one person to Duke Hospital for treatment. The extent of the person’s injuries was unknown.

No other details were available.

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  • ptahandatum Dec 3, 2008

    There were plenty of aluminum cans piled up on the side of the interstate and sand on the highway early this morning. It looked like a real mess had happened.