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Tractor-trailer wrecks along I-85 near Butner

A tractor-trailer driver wrecked and hit 250 feet of guardrail on Interstate 85 North near Butner early Tuesday, according to the Highway Patrol.

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BUTNER, N.C. — A tractor-trailer driver wrecked and hit 250 feet of guardrail on Interstate 85 North near Butner early Tuesday, according to the Highway Patrol.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, Roosenvelt Christmas, 52, of Richmond, Va., was charged with an unsafe moving violation, troopers said.

Christmas told troopers that he was reaching for papers on the floor of the truck when he ran off of the road and hit the guardrail.

No one was injured.

The truck was carrying diesel fuel, which leaked into a creek that feeds into Falls Lake.

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