I-95 North near Wilson reopens after tractor-trailer wreck
Posted October 9, 2013
Updated October 10, 2013
Wilson, N.C. — A wreck involving three tractor-trailers shut down all northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near Wilson for about six hours Wednesday night, trapping hundreds of drivers on the highway.
Two of the trucks collided near mile marker 107 at about 6:30 p.m. when one merged in front of the other in the right lane, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. The cab of the second truck was pushed up under the trailer of the other.
It took two hours to remove the driver from the cab, troopers said, and he was taken to the hospital with serious to critical injuries.
A third tractor-trailer got tied up in some bricks that fell off one of the trucks in the first collision.
Authorities spent hours cleaning up bricks and diesel fuel, and the road was reopened at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday, troopers said.