Driver hit in crash involving 2 trucks I-95 near Dunn
Posted February 4, 2021 6:03 a.m. EST
Updated February 4, 2021 7:13 a.m. EST
Dunn, N.C. — A crash involving multiple trucks and cars closed the entire northbound direction of Interstate 95 in Harnett County on Thursday morning between Godwin and Dunn.
WRAL Nia Harden learned there were four separate crashes that occurred back-to-back before 5 a.m. at Exit 71 for Long Branch Road, south of Dunn. A tanker truck and a flat bed truck were both involved.
A driver who stepped outside was hit by his own car when one of the trucks crashed into it. The driver was taken to a local hospital, but there was no update on his condition.
At first, all northbound lanes were closed, but one leftbound lane reopened by 6 a.m. By 7 a.m., all lanes had reopened, but delays remained.
Brian Shrader reported cars were backed up for miles, and delays extended into Cumberland County.
As a detour, motorists can take Exit 65 for N.C. Highway 82 and turn left onto N.C. 82 West. Follow N.C. 82 West for approximately 1 mile to U.S. Highway 301 and turn right onto U.S. 301 North. Continue onto U.S. 301 North to U.S. Highway 421. Turn right onto U.S. 421 South and follow U.S. 421 South to re-access I-95.