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Tractor Trailer Crash - Patton Avenue

(6:15 A.M.) Asheville Police tell News 13 all lanes are now open on Patton Avenue after a tractor trailer wreck, that sparked a fire.

(5:45 A.M.) There are no serious injuries after a tractor trailer crashed into a gas pump starting a small fire early Wednesday morning. It happened just after 3:30 a.m. at the Plus gas station on Patton Avenue.

Asheville Police say the driver of a tractor trailer was driving eastbound along Patton Avenue when he crossed the center line. The 18-wheeler hit a Jeep and then crashed into the gas pump, sparking a fire. Crews quickly put the fire out.

The driver of the tractor trailer was taken to Mission Hospital, but is not believed to have any major injuries. The driver of the Jeep was not injured. One westbound lane on Patton Avenue, between Bear Creek Road and Mimosa Drive, is closed, as of 5:20 a.m. The eastbound lanes are open. The accident is still under investigation.


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