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Fiery crash involving two semis and a boat closes Highway 74

A fiery collision on Highway 74 in Laurinburg, North Carolina, involving two tractor-trailers and a boat, led to the shutdown of a section of the roadway on April 18th.

The crash: Occurred under an overpass in the early morning, sending plumes of smoke billowing and leaving the eastbound lanes blocked.

  • No immediate reports of injuries were available, and the cause of the wreck is yet unknown.
  • A witness mentioned a lack of a pilot car for the boat-carrying vehicle, but official confirmation is pending.

Detours and Road Closures: The North Carolina Department of Transportation has set up detour routes, guiding traffic on US-501 South to bypass the accident scene, as reported by FOX8 WGHP.

Authorities speculate that the section of the highway may not reopen until sometime Friday, with alternative routes being necessary for drivers.

Emergency services responded promptly to the situation, with road safety measures in place for the diverted traffic.

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