On a North Carolina freeway, a truck driver struck a motorbike rider head-on and killed him, according to authorities.
According to state troopers, a 29-year-old man was riding a Harley-Davidson when he suddenly slowed down, causing the motorcycle to flip and throwing him off.
The N.C. State Highway Patrol claims that he was subsequently struck by a tractor-trailer. In a news release, the troopers said the guy passed away at the scene of the collision in Randolph County. Isaac Arnaldo Olivas, who lives in Lexington and is located about 30 miles south of Greensboro, was named as the man.
On January 18, at around 6 a.m., troopers were summoned to the scene of the collision. It was recorded close to Finch Farm Road along Interstate 85, some 20 miles southwest of Greensboro.
I-85 north traffic was allegedly reduced to one lane as authorities arrived on the site. Three hours later, the popular Southern thoroughfare reopened. Officials were “uncertain as to why Olivas braked suddenly causing him to lose control,” troopers stated in a news release, despite the lengthy inquiry that lasted for hours. N.C. State Highway Patrol reports that the semi-truck driver wasn’t wounded in the collision and isn’t anticipated to be charged.