North Carolina

One Person Killed in Accident at US 421 and I-140 in Wilmington, NC

January 25, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

421 I-140, Wilmington, NC, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
North Carolina Highway Patrol
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Passenger Car
US 421 and I-140
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer collided with a passenger vehicle while making a turn

What Happened

North Carolina Highway Patrol officials are investigating a crash that killed one person at US 421 and I-140 in Wilmington, NC on January 25th, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 8:10 p.m. Reports allege a semi-truck hauling a concrete girder was attempting a left turn at the US 421/I-410 junction before the girder made contact with a northbound vehicle. The driver of the northbound vehicle was killed in the collision. Reports allege the truck operator was charged with Failure to Yield and Misdemeanor Death by Motor Vehicle. Additional inforamtion was not available.

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