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Western NC truck driver killed in Durham wreck

Posted August 27

One person was killed late Tuesday in a wreck involving a tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 North in Durham, police said.

— A 53-year-old truck driver from Transylvania County died late Tuesday when he lost control of his tractor-trailer and struck a concrete bridge pillar on Interstate 85 North in Durham, police said. 

Investigators said Kenneth Lyle Anders, of Lake Toxaway, was pronounced dead at the scene at about 9 p.m. 

Witnesses said Anders swerved from the center lane of I-85 North and hit a bridge pillar for N.C. Highway 147. Speed and alcohol were not factors in the wreck, police said. 

The truck, owned by B&A Hyder, a trucking company in Hendersonville, was a total loss, police said. Tomatoes inside the trailer were scattered across the northbound and southbound lanes of I-85. 

The highway was reopened at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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