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One killed in I-85 wreck near Oxford

Posted February 15, 2011 12:57 p.m. EST

— One man was killed early Tuesday in an accident on northbound Interstate 85 in Granville County, the Highway Patrol said.

A flatbed tractor-trailer hauling steel rebar slammed into the back of a flatbed tractor-trailer loaded with bags of cement mix shortly after 4 a.m. near mile marker 199, authorities said.

Stefan Williams III, 59, of Dallas, N.C., was killed when pieces of rebar smashed through the cab of his truck, authorities said.

The driver of the truck that was rear-ended, Herbert Robinson of Orangeburg, S.C., was taken to Granville Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries, authorities said.

Speed was a factor in the wreck, authorities said.

The wreck closed one lane of northbound I-85 for eight hours.