Taco Bell hot sauce load spills along I-40/85 in deadly NC crash

WFMY image of the deadly crash that spilled Taco Bell hot sauce packets.

GRAHAM, N.C. (WFMY) — The driver of a tractor-trailer died after crashing into a highway pole while driving on I-40/85 in Graham on Tuesday afternoon.

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The Highway Patrol said the driver was going east on I-40/85 before 2 p.m. and drifted into the right lanes before hitting an overhead highway pole.

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Investigators said the lanes near exit 145/Maple Street were reduced to two lanes after a diesel fuel spill and the area was shut down until 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to remove the tractor-trailer.

The NC DOT will also have to examine the overhead sign to make sure it’s not a safety hazard.

The driver of the company was hauling sauce packets for Taco Bell.

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No other information has been released about the driver at this time.

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