FedEx driver killed in fiery I-40 accident outside Wilmington

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A FedEx driver was killed when the truck caught fire Thursday morning after a crash on Interstate 40.

According to the NCDOT, the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. at mile marker 414 on I-40 West near the Holly Shelter Road exit in the Castle Hayne area.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol says the driver of the FedEx truck crashed into the back of a tractor trailer and caught fire.

Officials have not released the name of the driver as they are working to notify family members first.

Both westbound lanes of I-40 reopened to traffic around 1:15 p.m. after having been closed for much of the morning.

Video provided by viewers show the truck on fire with both westbound lanes appearing to be blocked as emergency crews respond to the scene.

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