1 killed in fiery crash involving SUV and tractor-trailer in Iredell County

Scene of the fatal accident Wednesday morning in Statesville. The cause of the wreck remains under investigation. 

One person was killed New Year's Day in a fiery wreck involving an SUV and tractor-trailer in Statesville, according to police. 

The deadly accident happened at 9:07 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1 on 2065 Salisbury Highway. 

According to police, the tractor-trailer was headed westbound when the SUV crossed the center lane, and the two vehicles collided. One person was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor-trailer was checked by EMS on scene and is OK. 

The victim's identity will be released pending family notification. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation at this time.