04/27/09 85 W, 1 I - + 13 - 15 This Morning's MVA / Beltline

Motor-vehicle accident with fatality on westbound I-40 just past Gorman Street. Transfer truck struck guardrail and cab apparently caught fire, spreading to trailer. Alarm time 10:58 a.m. Dispatched units included Raleigh Engine 20, Engine 2, Ladder 20, Rescue 7, Battalion 3, Car 5; Western Wake Pumper 196, Tanker 198; Swift Creek Tanker 6; EMS 11, EMS 1, EMS 83, District 1, MD 2, and WC 1. Westbound lanes were closed for three hours, before the roadway was partially opened. WRAL has posted a couple viewer photos. Legeros has also posted photos.

Anthony Shepherd / WRAL photo

Swift Creek Tanker 6 was also on scene for water supply.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 04/27/09 - 19:25

Wasn’t this a different incident than the one that Western Wake and Cary were dispatched to? I thought their incident was just a RV fire at I-40 Westbound and Wade Ave?
Wayne - 04/28/09 - 11:04

Correct, Western Wake Pumper 196, Tanker 198, Swift Creek Tanker 6 and Cary Engine 1 had just finished working the RV fire at Wade when this incident happened. The scene had been cleared about 2 or 3 minutes before this incident came in. Reportedly the traffic backup from that fire led to this wreck/fire.
CFP 7021 (Email) - 04/28/09 - 11:57

Today’s News & Observer interviews a witness to the MVA, and his account of trying to rescue the driver, who was unable to escape the burning cab. http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1..
Legeros - 04/29/09 - 07:34

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