Wrong-Way Driver Collides With Tractor-Trailer
A car traveling the wrong way on Interstate 40/85 in Alamance County collided head-on with a tractor-trailer Wednesday morning, authorities said.Posted — Updated
The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the driver, Emma Hammos, 78, of Whitsett, got onto the highway from the Huffman Mill Road exit ramp after leaving a nearby IHOP. She drove her 1991 Cadillac the wrong way for around a mile before colliding head-on with a northbound tractor-trailer shortly before noon.
Two of the four northbound lanes were closed, and traffic was backed up for miles as crews worked to clear the wreckage.
Investigators said they have seen the exit and entrance ramps in this area confuse drivers before.
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