Earlier this morning, four people
when their vehicle overturned on Interstate 40.
Officials said their vehicle overturned around 5:44 a.m., bringing traffic to a standstill at the N.C. 55 interchange.
Another accident followed more than 5 hours later when witnesses say a tractor-trailer came up on westbound traffic near the Highway 751 exit. Authorities say the traffic was stopped due to another accident on the interstate. The tractor-trailer did not stop in time, causing a chain reaction accident. Five cars were involved in the accident.
Three people were taken to the hospital, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening.
The truck driver, whose name is not available, wascharged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
After authorities cleared that accident, two trucks and a car were involved in another accident on I-40.
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