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Man dies after NC crash with tractor-trailer on I-85

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WFMY) - A man was killed in an accident on Interstate-85 south in Davidson County near mile marker 91 Monday morning.

Highway Patrol said a tractor-trailer was trying to stop just before 10:50 a.m. when a Ford Focus collided with the back of it. The Focus bounced off the tractor-trailer and collided with another car, a Jaguar.

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The driver of the Focus was killed while the passenger, a woman, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with serious injuries.

The drivers of the tractor-trailer and the Jaguar didn't have significant injuries.

All lanes of I-85 south were temporarily closed. Highway Patrol rerouted traffic from I-85 to exit 96 traveling to 64 West to US 29/70, which puts drivers back on 85.

Seven Highway Patrol units were on the scene.


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