After a fiery crash on Interstate 95 on the night of October 19, a truck driver was left with serious personal injuries and a man from Dunn was charged.


Emergency officials say the accident took place in the northbound lane near mile marker 68 just south of the Harnett/Cumberland County line.


According to officials, at approximately 11:30 p.m., 46-year-old St. Louis, Missouri resident Carlos Bolden stopped to aid 35-year-old Dunn resident Charles Alphin with pushing his pickup truck off the highway. According to Dunn Fire Chief Austin Tew, Alphin’s vehicle had stalled, possibly due to running out of gas.


Tew said that moments later, a tanker truck transporting animal blood rear-ended Bolden’s truck, struck the guardrail, and burst into flames.


The tanker’s driver, 56-year-old Goldsboro resident Frankie Graves, received air transport to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. He was listed in critical condition and was reported to have suffered burns to 40 percent of his body.


The North Carolina Highway Patrol said that Alphin had been charged with impeding the flow of traffic.

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