1 charged for deadly I-485 crash involving 18-wheelers

CHARLOTTE — A man has been charged for a deadly crash Friday morning that left one person dead and several others hurt. The crash involved an overturned tanker and a tractor-trailer.

On Monday, Channel 9 learned Dallas Goins, of Concord, is charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to maintain lane control.

The crash occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday on Interstate 485 near Mallard Creek Road, which prompted crews to shut down both directions of the loop. I-485 was completely reponed at about 5:30 p.m.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigation revealed that the collision involved three passenger vehicles and two commercial motor vehicles.

According to troopers, the initial collision occurred on the inner loop between a passenger car and a commercial motor vehicle. This caused the tractor-trailer to go left of center, through the median cables, and into oncoming traffic on the outer loop of I-485.

The initial tractor-trailer then collided head-on with another tractor-trailer. Then another passenger vehicle on the outer loop side made contact with one of the tractor-trailers.

The driver of the initial tractor-trailer, later identified as Darrell Lee Buelin, died at the scene.

The other driver of the other tractor-trailer was airlifted to an area hospital in critical condition.

MEDIC took four others who had minor injuries to the hospital.

Troopers said the collision is still under investigation, but speed or alcohol are not believed to be contributing factors.

Goins is out on bond and was expected to face a judge on Monday.

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