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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. -- Highway Patrol says the driver of a tractor trailer died Wednesday morning when the vehicle overturned on the I-73 southbound ramp heading toward I-85 Business.

The accident happened at approximately 3 a.m.

The truck was carrying boxes filled with household items.

One of the lanes at the ramp at Exit 97A was closed until about 10 p.m.

The N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. Troopers cleared the scene Wednesday night, but no other information has been released.

The truck was carrying boxes filled with household items. Highway Patrol says the ramp will be closed for several hours until crews can transfer the items onto another truck.

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