18-Wheeler Crash Cleared On I-26 In Western NC - WSPA.com

18-Wheeler Crash Cleared On I-26 In Western NC

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The outside lane of eastbound Interstate 26 is closed, but it's not because of an accident that required around nine hours to clean up at the Green River Bridge. The outside lane of eastbound Interstate 26 is closed, but it's not because of an accident that required around nine hours to clean up at the Green River Bridge.
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. -

 

Updated: June 11, 2013 at 10:51 a.m.

The outside lane of eastbound Interstate 26 is closed, but it's not because of an accident that required around nine hours to clean up at the Green River Bridge.

The lane that was closed late Tuesday morning was for a scheduled bridge inspection according to our coverage partners at The Times News.

The newspaper reports two men from Rochester, Minnesota were in the 18-wheller when it lost control and crashed early Tuesday morning. The big rig smashed into the center concrete barrier, bounced across both lanes and ran into the guardrail on the right side of the interstate.

Abdisalam Farah was was charged with careless and reckless driving according to The Times News. The paper reports Farah and a man who was a passenger were transported to Mission Hospital.

The 18-wheeler was carry furniture and cleaning equipment.

Update: June 11, 2013 at 10:08 a.m.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reports one lane of eastbound I-26 is open now after an 18-wheeler crashed.

NCDOT experts are examining the bridge to make sure its sound after the accident near the Henderson County line with Polk County.

Posted: June 11, 2013 at 5:04 a.m.

An overturned tractor trailer has Interstate 26 eastbound closed at the Green River Bridge in southern Henderson County.

The roadway should reopen by 6:00 a.m. For now, drivers headed eastbound must take the U.S. 25 exit to SC-11 then head east to return to Interstate 26. 

7 On Your Side will update this story.

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