Fatal Accident on Interstate 84 Today
Earlier today, an accident on Interstate 84 in North Carolina closed part of the highway Accident in Guilford and Newtown counties. The accident involved a wrong-way driver who crashed into an oncoming car.
a wrong-way crash closed part of Interstate 84 in Newtown
Earlier this morning, a wrong-way crash closed part of Interstate 84 in Newtown, according to the Connecticut State Police. An SUV and a tractor-trailer collided head-on, causing the truck to roll over and damage a hundred feet of wire-rope guardrail. The driver, Crystal Smith, was towed from the scene.
The state Department of Transportation initially reported traffic Accident congestion for nearly twelve miles in the area. The area was completely reopened about seventy minutes later.
One person was killed and another was seriously injured. Police believe the driver was under the influence. The wrong-way driver crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer, which drove off the road and into the guardrail. The truck also caught fire, damaging several pallets and other items. The driver was able to get out of his vehicle before state troopers arrived on the scene.
The wrong-way driver Accident was identified as Crystal Smith, 41. The SUV was towed from the scene. The driver was charged with driving the wrong way, reckless endangerment, second-degree misdemeanor, and operating under the influence of alcohol. She was released on a $5,000 cash bond.
a wrong-way crash closed part of Interstate 84 in Guilford County
Several roads in Guilford County are closed today after a wrong-way crash. One of the vehicles crashed head-on with a tractor-trailer. This crash is still under investigation. The vehicle involved was a GMC Terrain that was heading west on I-84 east. The driver, Jose Gonzalez, was 31 years old. He and his son are in serious condition.
Other roads that are closed include Carl Belk Rd. and Plyler Mill Rd. These two roads are located near Trinity Church Rd. They will be closed for a few days. The truck is reportedly damaged.
The right shoulder will be closed to inspect the bridge. There will be a concrete barrier installed at 2.5 feet off of the edge of the right travel lane Accident . The bridge over Cullasaja River will also be closed. The Cullasaja River bridge is located near Sugarfork Rd.
PA 26 will be closed between OSMOND ST and BUCKHOUT ST. The closure will be estimated to be reopened by May 31, 2023 at 12:00 PM. There will be signs directing traffic.
a wrong-way crash closed part of Interstate 84 in EFFINGHAM
Effingham is a suburb of the capital, and that means there’s lots of competition for traffic. In fact, the highway is clogged with drivers looking to make it to a nearby destination. Hence, the state Department of Transportation has implemented more signs to help motorists navigate the interstate’s on and off ramps. Hopefully, drivers will take the time to pay attention to what’s in front of them and what’s behind them.
The most popular routes into and out of the suburb are Interstate 84 East, and Interstate 84 West. The highway is closed between exits 9 and 10. In addition, the interstate is completely closed between exits 33 and 35. This isn’t a fender bender; it’s a complete shutdown of the highway, and motorists should plan accordingly. This is a great time to take stock of your surroundings and avoid making the same mistakes as others. Hopefully, this will help to avoid an accident in the first place.
The most likely culprit is a drunk driver. The State Police is investigating, and if nothing else, will help keep traffic moving.
a wrong-way crash closed part of Interstate 84 in Vernon
Several wrong-way crashes have taken place in Connecticut in the past year. In the first five months of the year, 22 people died in the crashes, a three-fold increase from the previous year. The number of fatal wrong-way crashes is expected to rise in the coming years. The most common time for a wrong-way crash is between 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., according to the Connecticut Transportation Safety Research Center.
A wrong-way crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car shut down a section of Interstate 84 in Newtown on Wednesday morning. One lane of the highway was closed while crews worked to remove the driver from the wreckage. A state police investigation team was on the scene. The Connecticut Department of Transportation alert system said the crash occurred around 6:35 a.m., and the highway reopened by 7:25 a.m. It is still closed in the eastbound portion of the highway between exits 67 and 68.