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.


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  • Mike Trekker Feb 20, 1:15 p.m.
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    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, 12:39 p.m.
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    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).