Two men, one from Elkin and one from North Wilkesboro, died after their vehicle wrecked with a tractor-trailer on CC Camp Road at its interchange with I-77 Monday night. Officials identified the rig driver late Tuesday night.
Emergency crews were called at 6:53 p.m. to the fatal accident and traffic was rerouted for hours as the incident was investigated.
“A vehicle drove underneath the tractor-trailer,” said John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Services. “We have two fatalities on scene.”
The driver of the vehicle was Christopher Bruce Faile, 45, of 12285 E. 268, Elkin, and his passenger was Danny Gale Williams Jr., 46, of 240 Wood Wallace Drive, North Wilkesboro. Both were dead upon arrival, Shelton said.
“We’re just across the bridge on CC Camp Road coming out of Elkin,” said Shelton.
Trooper Matt Sheppard of the North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the accident. He said Tuesday afternoon specific details on the incident were not available yet, as it is still an active investigation.
“We’re still trying to gather all that information,” Sheppard said. “I don’t want to share something wrong, and then find out something different.”
He said Willie Parks Jr. of Taylorsville was driving the tractor-trailer involved for Skrap Hauling LLC.
Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-258-4035 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.