Driver killed after crashing into tractor trailer on I-85

Accident on I-85 Tuesday.

BELMONT, N.C. (WBTV) – One person was killed in a vehicle accident on I-85 Tuesday evening, according to Belmont Police.

The crash happened on southbound I-85 near exit 23, which is the McAdenville exit. Police told WBTV that the victim apparently struck the rear-end of a tractor trailer. The driver, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle that struck the tractor trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer was not injured.

Troopers guided traffic around the scene while crews investigated the incident.

Officials have not said what may have led to the fatal crash.

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