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1 dead in Rowan wreck on I-85

One person was killed early Tuesday in a two-vehicle wreck on northbound Interstate 85 in Rowan County, authorities said.

The N.C. Highway Patrol said the crash was reported shortly after midnight on I-85, between Peeler Road and Peach Orchard Road, in the southern part of the county. Troopers said a pickup truck ran into the rear of a tractor-trailer that was moving at a slower speed.

The northbound lanes of I-85 were closed for part of the night during the investigation. Troopers have not released the name of the victim.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not seriously hurt, authorities said.

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