BUNCOMBE Co., N.C. (WSPA) — Troopers say a driver has been charged in a fiery crash that blocked eastbound Interstate 26 in Buncombe County.
The N.C. Highway Patrol said troopers responded to the crash around 9:43 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-26 at mile marker 35.
Troopers say a tractor trailer driver hauling potato chips lost control and crashed into a bridge rail. After hitting the rail, the tractor trailer jackknifed and the tractor completely burned in a fire.
The driver was charged with exceeding a safe speed, according to the N.C. Highway Patrol.
Eastbound lanes of I-26 reopened about three hours after the wreck.