Tragic Crash on Interstate 77 Kills One in Huntersville, North Carolina (NC)
HUNTERSVILLE, NC- Cdllife.com writes that one person died in a crash that took place early in the morning this week on Interstate 77. The collision, which occurred in a construction zone, involved a semi-truck and several of the construction vehicles. *
The news report states that the tractor-trailer was driving southbound at the time of the wreck. Two people were transported to the hospital following the collision. One of the victims died later in the hospital. Officials closed down the southbound lanes for several hours while investigators worked at the scene.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, drivers should always be careful when they enter a work zone. In some cases, workers may be on-site, and drivers should be mindful of their presence and slow down and give those individuals space. Even when workers are not present, lanes often are narrower, and sometimes traffic is required to shift due to closures. Signs will state reductions in the speed limit, and drivers must follow those instructions. It is challenging to drive in a work zone, and for that reason, drivers should ensure that their full focus is dedicated to operating their cars. Following the directions of work zone flaggers and signage can prevent crashes and save the lives of drivers and workers. There is also a chance of road debris, so slowing down is imperative. Never tailgate another driver in a work zone as there is a greater chance of other drivers stopping in emergencies. The state penalty for speeding while in a work zone is $250; however, a ticket may be the least of your concerns. In 2018, 755 people died in work zone crashes. Try to stay with the traffic flow and avoid changing lanes while traveling through these areas.
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