I-77 at 44 Mile Marker
Trailer overturned with equipment
The day was not kind to truckers on I77. There was an early morning accident where a tractor trailer overturned, and lost a load of lumber. Another truck ran into the lumber. I77 was going to be shut down for nearly 8 hours. This occurred about the time the first accident cleared. A Honda possibly blew it's engine and the truck driver slammed on brakes, loosing control of the truck and trailer. The trailer overturned blocking the roadway. The tie bars on the truck were broken with both front tires going in different directions. NC DOT truck used their wench to pull the trailer over and to right the small shovel. While this incident was in progress, about 2 miles further down the road, another tractor trailer jackknifed and blocked the NB lanes.