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Tractor-trailer wreck on I-95 kills one

Posted November 17, 2011 8:00 a.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2011 11:47 a.m. EST

— A car passenger died in a wreck involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 95  near the South Carolina border early Thursday, state troopers said.

Troopers said that around 5 a.m., a tractor-trailer swerved into the median of I-95 North, near mile marker 2 in Robeson County. The truck came back onto the road but crashed over onto its left side.

An oncoming car hit the tractor-trailer and ended up in the median.

The driver of an approaching tractor-trailer spotted the first one on the road and swerved to the left to avoid it, troopers said. The second tractor-trailer ran over the front of the crashed car.

A passenger in the front of the car was killed, troopers said. The victim's identity hasn't been released.

The wreck shut down both northbound lanes of I-95 for about six hours after the wreck.