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One dead in overturned tractor trailer crash along I-40 in Burke Co.

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BURKE COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Troopers in Burke County are responding to a deadly overturned tractor trailer crash on Interstate 40 eastbound that has shut down one lane.

One person is dead, according to NC Highway Patrol, and another person was taken to the hospital.

The incident was reported at 7 a.m. at mile marker 113 in Morganton, according to the NCDOT.

No word yet on what caused the semi to overturn though troopers say it wasn't ice.

Troopers tell WBTV's Steve Ohnesorge that one man was driving and another was in the sleeper.

The truck apparently drifted left and clipped the median guardrail, causing the driver to overcorrect and flipping the truck on its side.

The wreckage is not expected to be cleared before 10 a.m.

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