Traffic was tied up on both sides of Interstate 85 on Tuesday morning after a fiery, tractor-trailer crash that resulted in the death of one woman occurred after 11 a.m.
Bystanders on the scene report seeing a tractor-trailer with its front end demolished and the remnants of a small, mangled and burned red car. Both the tractor-trailer and the car had been fully engulfed in flames at one point during the crash.
The truck driver was able to escape the flames just in time; however, the woman in the red car was not so fortunate and was killed in the wreck.
All northbound lanes of Interstate 85 near the Little Rock Road exit were shut down for over two hours.
Authorities commented that it was not yet clear whether charges will be filed.
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