Interstate re-opens after 20+ vehicle pileup in ENC

Interstate re-opens after 20+ vehicle pileup in ENC
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 8:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 7, 2023 at 7:26 AM EDT
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WILSON COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A 20+ vehicle pileup shut down I-795 near the Wilson and Wayne County line in Eastern North Carolina for hours Tuesday night.

According to DriveNC, the accident happened on I-795 near Alton Road south of Black Creek in Wilson County.

The crash happened right in the heart of rush-hour traffic and based on helicopter footage provided by the NBC station in Raleigh, at least 21 vehicles, including an eighteen-wheeler that would normally be hauling propane, were involved.

Wayne County officials told WRAL that the propane truck was empty at the time of the wreck, and they were not aware of any serious injuries among the vehicles that were involved.

The Interstate was reopened around 9:30 pm.