Roanoke Rapids, NC (July 16, 2020) – Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to a serious crash involving a semi-truck on Thursday in Roanoke Rapids. The accident was reported on Interstate 95, near North Carolina Highway 903 at 2:30 p.m.
Troopers arrived at the scene just after the crash took place. Officials began investigating the crash once they were at the scene. According to initial reports, a semi-truck was traveling on I-95 when, for unknown reasons, the driver lost control. The truck veered off the roadway to the rights and traveled about 500 feet before it crashed into a set of trees.
Rescue workers responded to assist the victims who were hurt in the collision. The driver was trapped inside the truck and taken to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. A passenger was also transported with injuries that were described as non-life-threatening. At this time, it is not clear what caused the driver to leave the roadway.