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I-85 reopens after tractor-trailer crash in Randolph County

Posted October 22, 2012 9:06 a.m. EDT
Updated October 22, 2012 6:52 p.m. EDT

Traffic Accident (generic)

— All lanes of Interstate 85 in Randolph County reopened Monday evening following an early-morning crash of a tractor-trailer hauling explosives.

The state Department of Transportation said the rig overturned about 7 a.m. on the northbound side of the interstate near Archdale. Crews were on the scene at lunchtime, cleaning up explosive material that had spilled from the rig.

The driver, whose name was not released, was in critical condition, authorities said.

It was unclear what caused the single-vehicle wreck, which remains under investigation. Reports indicated the driver had to be extricated from the vehicle, but that was not confirmed.