An Exmore man was killed in a crash Tuesday night on southbound Interstate 85 in Hillsborough, North Carolina.
Daniel Eugene McNeil, 51, of Exmore, Va., was driving a Mack tractor-trailer when it veered off the freeway and hit an overpass before crashing at around 2:15 a.m., the spokesman said. NC Highway Patrol, Trooper Brian Martin.
McNeil died at the scene, Martin said. No other vehicle was reportedly involved in the accident.
ABC-11 reported he was hauling a load of chickens when his truck overturned.
Martin said McNeil’s family has been notified.
The Orange Rural Fire Department, which had trucks on the scene within five minutes of the reported crash, said in a Facebook post Wednesday that smoke and flames were visible when firefighters arrived from several agencies. The truck was “engulfed in flames and a high volume of fire (was) encroaching on the bridge,” fire officials said in the post. “Crews attacked the fire and gained access to the cabin location but there were no survivors.”
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