No major injuries after chain reaction crash on I-40 at Jones Sausage Road
Posted November 22, 2020 6:33 a.m. EST
Updated November 22, 2020 7:07 a.m. EST
Raleigh, N.C. — Five cars crashed on Interstate 40 near Jones Sausage Road overnight.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, four cars were in a chain reaction crash after 2 a.m. Sunday when a woman under the influence of alcohol or drugs rear-ended another car. The woman's car ended up in the center lane, then a third car hit it.
Officials said another car hit the second vehicle and sideswiped a pickup truck.
The westbound lanes were closed at Exit 303 for more than an hour.
The fourth crash, which happened a few miles away, was not related. Officials said another person driving while impaired hit a concrete barrier.
No one was badly injured in the crashes or transported to the hospital, and no cars overturned.
Multiple charges are pending. All lanes reopened at 3:45 a.m.