Tuesday, July 16

Driver Seriously Injured in Crash that Shutdown I-73/74 Monday Night

[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal]

ASHEBORO N.C.- A driver was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident on I-73/74 late Monday night that shutdown the interstate for nearly three hours.

Just after 10:30 p.m. Asheboro Fire/Rescue Department, Randolph County EMS, Asheboro Police, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer on I-73/74 northbound, near the Sunset Ave exit.

The State Highway Patrol was also notified of the crash and Troopers responded to investigate.

In a press release, the Highway Patrol says that Abdelaleem Mustafa Alnagar, 23, of Colfax, N.C., was stopped on the northbound shoulder of I-73/74 in a 2014 Jeep Wrangler. Alnagar attempted to merge
back onto the interstate but investigators say he failed to yield to an oncoming tractor trailer.

The two vehicles collided, and the tractor trailer pushed the jeep across the highway until both vehicles came to a stop against a guardrail.

The driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured. However, Alnagar suffered serious life-threatening injuries and was transported to Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro.

Troopers have charged Alnagar with an unsafe movement violation and driving while license revoked.

The interstate fully reopened at around 1 a.m., on Tuesday, October 10th, after troopers completed their investigation.