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North Carolina Chain-Reaction Crash Kills Husband and Wife

April 15, 2019

NORTH CAROLINA – According to a news story reported online at, a chain-reaction vehicle crash that took place in North Carolina killed a husband and wife. The collision reportedly involved multiple tractor-trailers and a pickup truck. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.* 

According to WVAH and information from North Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash took place on March 28 on Interstate 77 in North Carolina. Troopers say a pickup truck was traveling northbound on I-77 through a construction zone, when a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and crashed into the back of the pickup. 

The impact started a chain-reaction, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol, in which the pickup rear-ended another tractor-trailer in front of it, causing that tractor-trailer to crash into the back of a third tractor-trailer. It is not yet clear what caused the initial collision.

Troopers and WVAH confirm that the occupants of the pickup truck were tragically killed in the accident. They were identified as a 62-year-old man and a 63-year-old woman from Eleanor, West Virginia. They were husband and wife. 

It is unclear if any of the other drivers or any passengers were injured. This information was not provided in the report. 

North Carolina Highway Patrol Troopers are still in the process of investigating the circumstances of the accident. The report from WVAH did not identify the driver of the first tractor-trailer but stated that charges were pending against him or her. 

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