I-40 Accident Injures Two

BENSON – Two people sustained serious injuries in a single vehicle accident just after midnight Saturday morning on Interstate 40 near Interstate 95.

A driver lost control of a Mazda passenger car and collided with a guardrail and a highway sign. The impact was so severe the car’s engine was ripped from the vehicle.

The driver and one passenger were transported to the hospital.

Johnston County EMS, Benson Fire Department, Elevation Fire Department, and State Highway Patrol responded.