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I-95 reopened after tractor-trailer wreck

Posted September 28, 2011

— An overturned tractor-trailer forced authorities to close part of Interstate 95 in Johnston County Wednesday, backing up traffic for miles into the afternoon.

State troopers said that a southbound tractor-trailer flipped over in the median near Exit 79 to N.C. Highway 50 in Benson around 6:40 a.m. No one was injured, and no other vehicles were involved.

Both directions of I-95 were closed for about 40 minutes after the wreck. Then two of three southbound lanes remained closed until shortly before 1 p.m.

At one point, traffic sensors showed that traffic backups on I-95 extended back eight miles into Four Oaks.


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  • ProudBlackSingleMother Sep 28, 2011

    I really don't care about how everything comes on trucks, over regulate them and make their lives hard... that will make our roads safer.

  • horrorfan101 Sep 28, 2011

    Amen cbs7913! I have driven trucks before and know how it is. Some people just don't know how things end up in their possession. Even to this day, I give truckers the respect they deserve but rarely get by letting them in on onramps, lane changes and the like. These guys bust their hump to do their job, and people need to know it.

  • cbs7913 Sep 28, 2011

    If you don't like truckers and you think they are bad people then don't pick up another thing in any retail store what so ever. Grow it or chop down a tree and make it. Everything in Wal-Mart, Lowes, Home Depot and all other stores are brought by truckers. Don't eat the food they bring or wear the clothes they bring. We risk our lives everyday to bring to you what you need and are away from our families.The meds you take and the examining tables you laid on at the doctors office were brought by a trucker. Go to the woods and live like a hermit or shut up.If you bought it a trucker brought it!!

  • Rebelyell55 Sep 28, 2011

    We need to fund motor carrier enforcement like we do SHP.
    GOLO member since May 12, 2011
    September 28, 2011 12:22 p.m.
    ???? throwing money at it ain't the answer, there is an enforcement in place and has been for over 30 years.

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 28, 2011

    proudblacksinglemother, tractor trailer drivers have far more training than any person driving a car. and i can promise you that there are more car accidents than tractor trailer accidents-any day.

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 28, 2011

    90% of truckers are not on drugs!!! i'm sorry, my husband drives a truck for a living and you would not believe the list of things he can NOT take if he is driving! he wanted to take chantix for smoking....told him they would fire him if it was found in his system...if its not in the likings of tylenol/aspirin, or an antibiotic the meds he can take are very very few and far between...theres 2 sides of the fence there bud but the 90%....i think that would be up for debate.

  • imsosorry Sep 28, 2011

    dwallace9392~ that should be the case in all wrecks, not just tractor trailer wrecks

  • tarheelblue919 Sep 28, 2011

    well said cbs7913!!!!

  • imsosorry Sep 28, 2011

    cbs7913~ goloers know everything, didnt you know that ? If you have done it they have done it better.

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Sep 28, 2011

    These tractor trailer drivers are getting more and more reckless every day.

    We need to fund motor carrier enforcement like we do SHP.