Tractor-trailer hauling paper from Canada crashes, catches fire on Interstate 95 in Cumberland Co.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
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The crash caused delays while crews worked to contain the fire and clean up debris.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- A tractor-trailer crashed and caught fire on Interstate 95 in Cumberland County on Tuesday morning.

It happened around 8 a.m. near a construction zone.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the driver of the truck lost control, ran off the road, crashed into a barrier and then overturned. The truck then caught fire.

The truck was hauling rolls of paper from Canada for a mill.

The driver sustained minor injuries.

Investigators did not suspect the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crash. So far, no charges have been filed against the driver.