• Fatal crash closes I-85 northbound in Gaston County for hours

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    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - Interstate 85 North in Gaston County has reopened after a fatal crash closed the roadway near Bessember City Road for hours. 

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    Police said the driver was getting on the interstate when they went off the on-ramp and crashed head on with a truck carrying a horse trailer. 

    Officials said the driver of the car died. 

    They have not identified the driver. 

    All motorists were being detoured off the freeway at Exit 10 – U.S. 74 East. The detour route was then to follow U.S. 74 East to U.S. 321, and then re-access I-85 north of the crash.

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