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Car Carrier Crashes on I-85 in Durham, North Carolina

May 26, 2019

DURHAM, NC. – According to an online news report published at, a car carrier crashed on Interstate 85 in Durham, North Carolina. The collision caused at least one car to fall off the vehicle, and the carrier crashed into two other vehicles that were on the roadway. One person sustained injuries, according to the report.*

The incident took place during the late morning on May 22 on I-85 North in Durham. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and ABC 11 report that a car carrier was headed north on the interstate, approaching the border between Durham County and Orange County at about 11:30 a.m. that day. Traffic was slowed for unknown reasons near Highway 70, but Troopers say the driver of the car carrier failed to reduce speed.

The carrier driver swerved off the right side of the interstate and hit a bridge guardrail, then apparently overcorrected. The vehicle traveled back into the northbound lanes, left the other side of the interstate, and hit a bridge guardrail on the left side of the roadway. 

During the impact, at least one of the vehicles on the carrier broke away. A Volvo that had been on the carrier fell off and went over the left guardrail, landing in the southbound lanes of the interstate. The carrier truck then ended up crashing into a Kia and a Honda that were traveling on I-85. 

ABC 11 reports that one person was injured in the accident, and emergency crews transported him or her to a hospital. The report does not say which vehicle this person had been riding in at the time. 

ABC 11 further reports that the driver of the car carrier will likely be charged in connection with the accident. The driver is reportedly 46 years old. 

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