LUMBERTON, N.C. (WNCN) – A driver of a tractor trailer and a one-year-old passenger were killed in a fiery crash in Lumberton Thursday afternoon, the Highway Patrol confirmed.
A tractor trailer collided with a passenger vehicle on Highway 72 near Cold Storage Road around 1:20 p.m.
The tractor trailer was hauling drums of various chemicals including methanol and acetone.
Both vehicles caught fire and authorities are evacuating the area within a quarter-mile radius of the crash site.
One person was airlifted from the scene.
A detour is in place as Highway 72 is closed while authorities investigate.
Evacuees who need shelter can go to the Swording Eagle Community Building on Norment Road in Lumberton off of Pine Log Road.