Tractor-trailer strikes apparatus on N.C. interstate

The collision occurred as the Arlington Fire and Rescue pumper-tanker was helping merge traffic at another crash scene on I-77

By Leila Merrill

YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A tractor-trailer struck a pumper-tanker Monday while the fire apparatus was positioned near a vehicle crash.

Members of Arlington Fire and Rescue were helping merge traffic about a half-mile from where other crews were working a vehicle crash on I-77, WFMY reported, when the tractor-trailer struck the back and left side of the pumper-tanker.

An engineer who was in the pumper-tanker at the time of the crash has been treated at a hospital and released. The tractor-trailer driver refused treatment.

Both vehicles were seriously damaged in the crash.

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