DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – The driver of an Amazon Prime van was killed when his vehicle rear-ended a tractor-trailer on Interstate-85 on Wednesday, the Highway Patrol said.
A trooper on scene confirmed to CBS 17 the van went under the rear of the tractor-trailer just before 11:45 a.m. The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.
The northbound lanes of Interstate-85 in Durham County were closed at exit I-85 due to the collision for hours, the North Carolina Department of Transportation said.
NCDOT said the lanes of I-85 reopened just before 2:45 p.m.
The following detour is in place:
Motorists must use Exit 178 (US-70). Continue on US-70 East to NC-98 East then turn left onto NC-50 North. Continue north for 8 miles then turn left onto NC-56 West. Continue on NC-56 to reaccess I-85 North.