Single-Vehicle Accident on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, Results in Driver’s Tragic Death
GREENSBORO, NC. – According to an online news report posted at greensboro.com, a single-vehicle accident that occurred on Interstate 73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, resulted in the tragic death of the driver. The driver had reportedly been traveling the wrong way on the interstate, when the vehicle ran off the road and fell onto Interstate 85 below.*
The accident occurred during the late morning near the I-73 overpass that extends over I-85 Business. North Carolina State Highway Patrol reports that at about 10:50 a.m., a GMC Acadia was reportedly traveling south in a northbound lane on I-73. Shortly before the overpass, the vehicle veered off the road and became airborne.
The GMC then landed in the southbound side of I-85 Business below the overpass and crashed into a concrete barrier. The vehicle subsequently rolled over and came to a stop on its roof on the northbound side of I-85 Business.
News & Record reports that the driver of the GMC was ejected during the crash and was tragically killed. Officials with North Carolina State Highway Patrol identified the victim as a 47-year-old man from Greensboro. It does not appear that any passengers were in the GMC.
The accident caused I-85 Business to close in both directions and I-73 to close on the northbound side, starting at I-85 North. The roadways were closed for several hours while crews performed investigation at the scene and cleared the wreckage. Both interstates were reopened around 3 p.m., according to the report. Troopers are still investigating but reportedly suspect that the accident was due to speeding and traveling in the wrong direction.
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