Collision on I-40 in Forsyth County, North Carolina, Results in Tractor-Trailer Fire
FORSYTH COUNTY, NC. – According to an online news story published at wfmynews2.com, a collision on Interstate 40 in Forsyth County, North Carolina, resulted in a tractor-trailer fire. The cause of the accident was not reported, and authorities are still in the process of investigating at this time.*
The accident occurred during the overnight hours on the westbound side of Interstate 40. North Carolina State Highway Patrol and WFMY report that authorities received an emergency call about a traffic accident at approximately 2:45 a.m., and they went to the site near mile marker 184, by the exit to Lewisville-Clemmons Road. The location of the accident was close to the border between Winston-Salem and Clemmons.
Little information regarding the accident has so far been reported. WFMY reports that at least one tractor-trailer was involved, but it is not clear whether other vehicles were involved and how many, if so. No other vehicles were described. After impact, the tractor-trailer reportedly caught on fire, and crews worked to put out the fire and clear the area.
Interstate 40 West was closed down following the accident. The news report says that crews were working at the scene for several hours, and the tractor-trailer was finally towed away about four hours after the crash happened. The tractor-trailer was significantly damaged, according to the report. The road was not fully reopened until about 8 a.m.
It is not clear if anyone sustained injuries in the accident or the resulting fire. The report did not say how many people were involved, and no identifying information about the involved persons was reported. It is unclear if an ambulance responded to the scene.
North Carolina State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation of the incident, and at the time of the news report’s posting online, no further details had been released by Troopers.
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