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I-95 Crash Involves 2 Tractor-Trailers

Posted June 25, 2007 4:30 p.m. EDT
Updated June 26, 2007 8:13 a.m. EDT

— Two tractor-trailers were involved in a crash on Interstate 95 northbound Monday afternoon between the 144 and 145 mile markers, north of Rocky Mount, the Highway Patrol said.

Amparo Garcia, 58, of Bailey, didn't realize traffic had come to a stop because of construction and that traffic was merging right, troopers said. Garcia's semi rear-ended a rig driven by Elijah McDaniel, 33, of Sumter, S.C., at about 4 p.m.

Both men were taken to Nash General Hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

Northbound traffic was reduced to one lane until after 7 p.m., when both lanes were opened.

Garcia faces a charge of failure to reduce speed, troopers said.

There was an unconfirmed report early on of a fuel spill resulting from the accident.