I-85 in Gaston County slowed after tractor-trailer drives off interstate

I-85 in Gaston County slowed after tractor-trailer drives off interstate
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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A crash involving a tractor-trailer slowed down traffic Monday morning on I-85 northbound in Gaston County.

A tractor-trailer drove off the interstate and rolled down and embankment near Exit 20 in Gastonia on Monday, according to police.

Police said the driver, who was from Florida, was driving too fast in heavy rain when a fender-bender accident occurred ahead of him and he ran off the roadway.

The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He was cited for driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane control.

Police say it will take several hours to remove the tractor-trailer.

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