2 dead after tractor-trailer hits car on I-85 in N. Carolina
Posted November 25, 2021 8:09 a.m. EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Two people were killed when a tractor-trailer carrying mail on Interstate 85 crashed into a car stuck in the middle of the roadway, according to the N.C. State Highway Patrol.
The patrol said a car crashed just after 2 a.m. Wednesday and stopped in one of the middle lanes of I-85 south near Billy Graham Parkway in Charlotte, news outlets reported.
Around 2:15 a.m., a tractor-trailer crashed into the stopped vehicle on the interstate. Officials hadn't identified the victims as of Tuesday evening. Medical personnel said a third person was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The U.S. Postal Service said mail was scattered across the interstate, but it was retrieved, transferred to another truck and taken to a postal facility to be processed.