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April 21, 2024

Truck driver killed in fiery Alamance crash on I-40/I-85

A Taylorsville man was killed when the tractor-trailer he was driving ran off the road and overturned, then caught fire, on I-40/I-85 in Alamance County on April 30, 2018. (Photo by Kate Croxton,  courtesy of The Times-News of Burlington.)

A Taylorsville man who worked as a truck driver was killed Monday, April 30, 2018, in a crash.

According to several media outlets, N.C. State Highway Patrol troopers believe the tractor trailer had a tire blow out, which caused the crash. Darryl Ryan Cupp, age 34 of Taylorsville, was identified as the driver.

The truck caught fire after it overturned. This incident happened Monday, April 30, about 2:30 p.m. on I-40/I-85 eastbound in Alamance County.

Cupp was driving a Peterbilt truck that was operated by BVR Trucking, of Hiddenite, and was hauling a load of eggs, according to The Times-News of Burlington.

Darryl Ryan Cupp (photo courtesy of family members)


  1. Corey barker on May 4, 2018 at 12:33 am


  2. Amelia Coffey on May 4, 2018 at 11:56 am

    So very, very sorry to hear about this. Know that into Gods hands he is; and we cannot question His plans. He was loved and found happiness and that is all that matters. We are praying for you for Gods strength and grace to see you through this. You were fortunate to have known and had what you had together until you meet again. We love you.

  3. Shaun flowers on May 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I’m still in shock my you will always be in my heart I’m happy to say I knew you rest up brother until we me again

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