Interstate 85 in Davidson County closed after 4-vehicle pile up on Thursday

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Northbound Interstate 85 in Davidson County was shut down for several hours on Thursday afternoon after a four-vehicle collision involving several tractor trailers.

According to Trooper Ned Moultrie of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, at 2:47 p.m. officers responded to a report of an accident on Interstate 85, near Exit 87 for Interstate 285/N.C. Highway 52.

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Moultrie said a commercial vehicle that was towing a trailer containing rolls of unidentified construction materials was traveling north on I-85 when it broke down in the center lane of the highway.

A tractor-trailer traveling in the same direction was able to stop before striking the vehicle, but another tractor-trailer behind that truck was not. The second tractor-trailer struck the first tractor-trailer, causing it to hit the commercial vehicle.

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Due to the collision, the commercial vehicle lost part of its load from the pallet on the trailer which spilled onto the left lane of the highway, which was struck by a third tractor-trailer.

The driver of the commercial vehicle was transported to Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Lexington Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. The drivers of the three tractor-trailers were not injured.

Northbound lanes of Interstate I-85 were closed for several hours before reopening at around 5:30 p.m.

This article originally appeared on The Dispatch: Four-vehicle pileup closes I-85 in Davidson County on Thursday