Truck driver hurt in I-26 crash near NC/SC state line

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POLK Co., N.C. (WSPA) — A driver was taken to the hospital after crashing along Interstate 26 near Tryon.

The wreck happened shortly after 10 a.m. Friday on eastbound I-26.

Polk County Emergency Management Director Bobby Arledge said an empty box truck overturned in the crash and is leaking diesel fuel.

The truck driver was taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.

The driver’s condition was not immediately known.

The N.C. Department of Transportation reported earlier that one lane of eastbound traffic was closed near exit 67. The road was fully reopened around 3:20 p.m. Friday.

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