Man killed in fiery crash on I-85 in Rowan County

- Officials say a man was killed in fiery crash in Rowan County over the weekend. 

Highway Patrol told FOX 8 the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. on June 9 near exit 84 on I-85 N just outside of Salisbury. They identified the victim as 39-year-old Antonio Herrera Ortiz. Ortiz was from Winston-Salem. 

Ortiz was driving a Chevrolet Corsica the wrong way on I-85 when he hit a tractor-trailer head-on, according to Highway Patrol. They say Ortiz then entered another lane, hitting a Honda Civic and sending it into a guard rail on the side of the road. 

The other drivers involved in the crash were not injured. The reason why Ortiz was driving the wrong way is still under investigation, Highway Patrol said.

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