Traffic was backed up for several miles on Interstate 95 near the Johnston-Harnett County line late-Wednesday after a boat came loose from a trailer being towed southbound, struck two vehicles, then came to rest in the northbound lanes.
Immediately after the crash, all lanes of the interstate were shut down. It took about two hours for both northbound lanes to completely reopen. Northbound traffic was detoured onto US301, causing delays on US301 between Dunn and Benson.
The driver of the vehicle towing the boat sustained minor injuries.
The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash. Sherrill’s Wrecker Service was called to the scene with a heavy lift wrecker to remove the boat and clean up the mess.
Photos courtesy John Payne