Southbound I-95 reopens near Benson after crash
Posted February 20
Benson, N.C. — 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.