Orange County

One person dies in tractor-trailer accident in Orange County

An overturned tractor trailer on Highway N.C. 57 near New Sharon Road.
An overturned tractor trailer on Highway N.C. 57 near New Sharon Road.

One person died in an accident involving a tractor-trailer in northern Orange County on Tuesday.

A tractor-trailer and a sedan collided near the intersection of N.C. 57 and New Sharon Road around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Initial callers alerting authorities to the wreck described the 18-wheeler as a gas tanker. But deputies on the scene, communicating over law enforcement radio channels, have said that the large vehicle is not a tanker.

However, there is believed to be a small spillage of diesel fuel at the site of collision.

This story will be updated as new information emerges.

Colin Warren-Hicks: 919-419-6636, @CWarrenHicks
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