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Double semi crash leaves seven hour cleanup


A crash involving two semi trucks left a massive amount of debris strewn across the interstate in North Carolina early on Thursday morning. 

The accident happened on April 22nd at around 3 a.m. in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

According to WRAL News, two semi trucks were traveling northbound on Highway 33 near exit 150 when one hauling produce lost control, veered into the shoulder, and overturned, stretched across multiple lanes of the freeway. Shortly afterwards, the second semi truck plowed through the overturned trailer, leaving the first truck’s load scattered across the roadway. 

One of the truck drivers was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The second driver’s condition has not been released. 

The crash left so much wreckage that construction equipment was used to clear the debris from the roadway. Cleanup took approximately seven and a half hours, but the road was reopened at about 10:45 a.m.


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