Truck driver dies in crash on I-95

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Monday, May 2, 2022
18-wheeler crashes on I-95, killing driver
A tractor trailer crashed Monday morning on I-95, spilling its load of tomatoes and killing its driver.

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A truck driver died in a crash on Interstate 95 heading north forcing traffic to go down to one lane for hours.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said the accident took place around 9:45 a.m. on Monday.

The truck filled with tomatoes was on its way from Florida to New York City.

The truck was going northbound when it went off the road, hit a tree, and caught fire. The driver died at the scene.

On Monday evening, the driver was identified as Jason Hedgepath of Florida.