1 dead, 1 airlifted after 2 motorcycles crash along I-26 in Henderson Co.
HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - North Carolina Highway Patrol said troopers are investigating following a crash involving two motorcycles and a tractor-trailer that closed parts of I-26 West on Thursday.
Troopers said the crash happened around 3:00 p.m. about one mile away from Airport Road in Henderson County.
According to troopers, traffic was coming to a slow stop when two motorcyclists came from behind and hit the back of a tractor-trailer. One motorcyclist crashed into the back of the tractor-trailer and sadly passed away shortly after the collision.
The other motorcyclist tried to go around the truck, but unfortunately hit part of it and crashed. Crews airlifted this person to Mission Hospital for treatment. However, their current condition is unknown.
Troopers confirmed that no other injuries were reported following the crash.
This crash caused delays for drivers nearby. North Carolina Department of Transportation said both directions of I-26 were closed at one point following the crash.
🚨 A serious crash and medical response has closed both directions of I-26 near Airport Road— NCDOT I-26 (@NCDOT_I26) April 13, 2023
🗺️ Detour: Hendersonville Road or NC 191 (Brevard Road)
🚦 ICM Active — Lights will remain green longer to accommodate additional traffic
💻 Real-time Traffic: https://t.co/vXiPvqzyN8
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