Authorities ID victim in I-77 crash

Authorities ID victim in I-77 crash

Authorities ID victim in I-77 crash

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by WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on December 28, 2013 at 11:53 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 29 at 6:12 PM

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. -- Authorities have identified the victim in a single vehicle crash on  I-77 southbound Saturday.

The crash happened around 10:00 p.m. Saturday south of the Mt. Holly Huntersville Road. 

NCHP says 44-year-old Juan Dejesus Garay was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Tire marks at the scene indicated Garay made a sharp jerk, officials said.

A stranded motorist witnessed the accident through their rear-view mirror, but it's still not clear what caused Garay to jerk his vehicle.

In a photo tweeted by the Huntersville Fire Department, the truck involved was flipped on it's side; debris could be seen strewn throughout the scene.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, NCHP says.

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