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Six-vehicle wreck injures three on I-540

All lanes of Interstate 540 have reopened after a six-vehicle wreck near Old Milburnie Road injured three people on Friday afternoon.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A six-vehicle wreck caused a slow ride on Interstate 540 West for the Friday afternoon commute.

The wreck occurred at mile marker 21, near Old Milburnie Road, shortly after 3 p.m., according to the state Department of Transportation.

Two cars, an Utz food-delivery truck and a pickup truck carrying furniture were involved in the initial wreck, officials said. A van and a Ryder truck got tangled up in the collision while trying to avoid the mess.

Officials said that at least three people were transported to a local hospital.

I-540 West was completely shut down for a while, but all lanes were reopened by 5:30 p.m.