Southbound I-85 reopens after tractor-trailers crash in Hillsborough

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Tractor-trailers collide in fiery crash on I-85
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ABC11 is working to learn if anyone was seriously injured.

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two tractor-trailers collided on southbound I-85 early Wednesday morning, closing down the interstate near NC86 for more than five hours.

North Carolina State Highway Patrol troopers on the scene said one tractor-trailer rear-ended the other, and both caught fire after the crash.

ABC11 crews on the scene saw firefighters working to battle what was left of the flames and surveying the damage to the vehicles.

The road closed around 2:30 a.m., but reopened just before 8 a.m.

The driver that hit the other tractor-trailer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

We continue to learn more about this ongoing story. Please check back for updates.