Troopers: Tractor-trailer driver dies in Union Co. wreck

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UNION COUNTY, N.C. - Troopers said a tractor-trailer driver died in a wreck Monday in Union County.

The accident happened on Rocky River Road.

Troopers said a tractor-trailer driver tried to stop to avoid hitting a stopped vehicle when the cab of the truck went into a ditch. The bed of the truck flipped on top of the cab, killing the driver.

Officials identified the driver as Sammie David Ross Jr., 53, of Iron Station.

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