A Clemmons man was killed in a crash in Burke County. The man killed in the wreck was 34-year-old Marcus Lane Deal. On Thursday (September 9) at approximately 12:30 p.m., the North Carolina State Highway Patrol responded to Interstate 40 West near the 102 mile marker. A 2008 Saturn Aura XR was traveling west, traveled out of the travel lanes to the right, and collided with a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer which was stopped on the shoulder due to mechanical issues.
Mr. Deal was the driver of the Saturn, he passed away at the scene. Mr. Deal was the only occupant of the vehicle and was not restrained by a seatbelt. The 54-year-old driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The cause of the collision is still under investigation.