ROWAN COUNY, N.C. (WBTV) - One person was killed in a crash in Rowan County Friday morning, officials say.
The wreck happened just before 6 a.m. on I-85 southbound near Spencer, closing the interstate down at Exit 84.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Benjamin Lee Motley of Linwood was driving a utility pickup southbound on I-85 on the Yadkin River bridge when he struck the rear of a tractor-trailer.
Motley was pronounced dead at the scene by Rowan Emergency Medical Services. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the Highway Patrol. Alcohol was not a factor, troopers say.
Motorists used Exit 84 to US-29 south to re-access I-85 southbound. The road was reopened by 10:30 am.