The Central Alexander – Taylorsville Fire Department is grieving the loss of a member this morning.
The agency posted on its Facebook Page late yesterday that Eric, or Bubba, Pennell had died. Visitation and funeral plans have yet to be completed. The department is requesting prayers for the family and for its other members.
In Statesville, an apparent tractor trailer accident left one lane of I-40 westbound closed at the cloverleaf this morning. It appeared a tractor trailer had crashed into the median just below the I-77 bridge.
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