Fatal Wrong-way Tractor-trailer Accident on NC 49 in Randolph County, Nort Carolina (NC)
RANDOLPH COUNTY, NC - According to an accident news article myfox8.com, a man was traveling in the wrong direction along N.C. 49 in Randolph County, North Carolina.*
The North Carolina Highway Patrol reported that the wrong-way driver collided with a tractor-trailer truck. The fatal head-on collision occurred at approximately 10:37 p.m. and occurred on N.C. 49 by Old N.C. 49.
North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers stated that the wrong-way driver, a 33-year-old man from Ramseur, was heading northbound in the south-only lanes of N.C. 49 in his Volkswagen. At that moment, a Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by a man from Greensboro, North Carolina, was traveling south along on N.C. 49. The two-vehicle crash into each other head-on.
The accident's impact forced the Volkswagen to swerve off the road and into the highway's median, while the 18-wheeler truck crashed into a ditch on the right side of the highway.
No criminal charges have been filed as the North Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the collision.
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