Traffic

Southbound I-95 reopens near Benson after crash

Posted February 20

— Several vehicles were involved in a serious crash Monday that closed southbound Interstate 95 near Benson for more than two hours.

The crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m. near mile marker 81, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Southbound traffic was slowing for construction when a tractor-trailer ran into several cars and a recreational vehicle, causing one car to overturn, troopers said.

Two people were taken to WakeMed in Raleigh with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and a third person was taken to Betsy Johnson Hospital in Dunn with minor injuries.

A car being towed by the RV was struck from behind, causing serious damage to the RV, which was on its maiden trip with a couple from Fuquay-Varina, troopers said.

The truck driver was cited in the crash.

All southbound lanes were reopened just after 1 p.m.

2 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Mike Trekker Feb 20, 2017
    user avatar

    It is time, for the safety of everyone, to ban RV's and travel trailers from Interstates. They slow everybody down and no one exhibits any patience for them.

  • Jim Dunn Feb 20, 2017
    user avatar

    looks like the RV has some rear end damage and is dragging a tow bar so maybe tow vehicle came loose. Scary.

    Good thing is no serious injuries. (according to TV11).