COLUMBIA, N.C. – A man died Saturday when a tractor-trailer was pummeled by high winds from Tropical Storm Hermine.
The vehicle overturned while crossing the Alligator River Bridge around 11 a.m.
The driver was a 64-year-old man from Greensboro and the tractor-trailer belonged to Harris Teeter.
According to the Tyrell County Sheriff’s Office, the truck was traveling westbound on the bridge when strong winds pushed the truck into the eastbound lane, and causing it to hit the rail.
Deputies believe the driver was killed on impact.
Harris Teeter released the following statement to News 3 Saturday night:
The entire Harris Teeter family is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague. Our condolences are with his family and friends. He served Harris Teeter for 12 years and was recognized for the last nine years in a row with our company’s esteemed Safe Driving award.