Car, tractor trailer collide in Statesville I-77 accident

A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in a Statesville accident Tuesday morning, according to the Highway Patrol – Picture courtesy of the Statesville Professional Fire Fighter’s Association

An I-77 southbound accident caused delays in Statesville this morning.

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That happened at the East Broad Street exit. Trooper Barnes with the Highway Patrol says a passenger vehicle lost control entering the interstate and struck a tractor trailer. The semi lost control and suffered a fuel spill.

There were no major injuries. The driver of the semi was taken to a local hospital for an injury to his forearm. Barnes says the driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured, but was cited for exceeding a safe speed.

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