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Trooper: Man drove wrong way on I-95, caused crash

Posted March 14, 2010 6:49 a.m. EDT
Updated March 15, 2010 4:19 p.m. EDT

— Troopers charged a 34-year-old man with impaired and reckless driving Sunday morning after he drove an SUV the wrong way on Interstate 95 and crashed into a tractor-trailer, authorities said.

Aurturo Cristino was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-95 near the the Johnston-Wilson County line around 4 a.m. Sunday, said Trooper Sinch.

Cristino's SUV hit a tractor-trailer head on near Exit 97 and the tractor part of the truck burned to the ground, Sinch said.

The truck driver survived. Cristino suffered minor injuries and was being treated at Johnston County Medical Center. Southbound lanes of I-95 were closed while crews cleared the scene.