ANSON COUNTY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — North Carolina Department of Transportation officials say an early-morning wreck closed U.S. 74 for several hours.

Authorities say the wreck occurred near Lower White Store Road/Allen’s Restaurant just after midnight and emergency officials took a person to a medical center with life-threatening injuries.

NCSHP spokesperson Adam Rogers said a passenger vehicle crossed median and was struck head-on with a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer was fully loaded, overturned, and came to rest down an embankment. A wrecker service attempted to move the tractor-trailer and a rotator service was called to complete the job.

Anson County EMS Chief Rodney Diggs said the wreck produced a fuel spill that officials are working to clean up.

Officials expect the road to reopen before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a Facebook post, N.C. DOT officials put in a detour.