8 People Injured In Crash Involving Multiple Vehicles On I-95

4:43pm Update – Authorities said the crash was called by a northbound vehicle that crossed through the median cable and struck a southbound vehicle causing the multi-vehicle pile up.

4:40pm Update – One southbound lane of I-95 at Benson has reopened. Both southbound lanes are expected to reopen by 5:00pm.

4:35pm Update – 8 people have been transported to area hospitals for injuries. 3 of those injuries are considered serious.

BENSON – A crash involving multiple vehicles has shut down Interstate 95 in southern Johnston County.

The accident was reported around 2:30pm today (Wednesday) in the southbound lanes of I-95 just south of the I-40 interchange.

The wreck has involved two tractor trailers and at least four cars.

Initial reports indicate 9 people have been injured.  Approximately 4 of those injuries are classified as serious.

Multiple emergency vehicles are on the scene.

Southbound lanes of I-95 are expected to be closed for several hours.

Northbound lanes are open but are being slowed due to onlooker delays. Photo by John Payne