FRANKLIN, NC – A tractor trailer traveling on Highway NC-28 between Franklin and Highlands, NC, plunged over a steep embankment Tuesday, Feb. 12, colliding with the icy Cullasaja River below.
FYN attempted to reach Cullasaja Gorge Fire Chief Paul Corbin for details surrounding the accident. Corbin was unavailable for immediate comment.
A witness tells FYN that the driver of the tractor trailer substained substantial injuries. Wet road conditions may have played a role in the accident.
(Photo Credits: Cullasaja Gorge Fire and Rescue)