Two injured after armored truck overturns on Interstate 85

Published 1:59 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — Two people received minor injuries Wednesday night after an armored truck overturned on Interstate 85, according to N.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. D. Morgan.

The driver of a GardaWorld armored truck was traveling in the northbound lane near mile marker 73 around 10:30 p.m. when the tire blew. The driver tried to get the vehicle back onto the road, but overturned when the weight shifted. The truck was carrying money, Morgan said.

The truck landed on its side partially in the roadway. The driver and passenger were taken via ambulance to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Troopers C.J. Doty and E.B. Perdue responded and stayed with the truck until a supervisor and another truck arrived.

Morgan said there was some damage to the engine and the truck was not drivable. It was an accident or a mechanical error. No charges will be filed, Morgan said.

The troopers did block off two of the far right lanes and two lanes remained open. Troopers directed traffic for a short amount of time before they blocked the road, Morgan said.

The road was reopened around 3 a.m., Morgan said.

Salisbury and South Salisbury fire departments responded. In addition, Rowan County EMS, Rowan Rescue, Rowan Emergency Services and the N.C. Highway Patrol responded.