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Semi-truck hauling cars blows tire, crashes into trees near Wilson

Posted August 31

A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles crashed into the woods near Wilson early Thursday morning after it blew a tire, officials said.

— A semi-truck hauling a load of vehicles crashed into the woods near Wilson early Thursday morning after it blew a tire, officials said.

The truck was lugging the passenger vehicles southbound on Interstate 95 near mile marker 123 when the front left tire blew out around 1 a.m., according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The driver lost control and plowed into the trees on the side of the highway.

The Florida-bound driver suffered minor leg injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said the tire failure and crash were captured on the truck driver's dashcam.

The left lane of I-95 southbound was expected to be closed for most of the morning.

Semi-truck hauling cars blows tire, crashes into trees near Wilson

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