Two separate accidents involving four vehicles, including a delivery van, near the Highway 70 Exit (Exit 97) in Selma completely shut down the northbound lanes of the Interstate 95 early Monday morning.
According to Highway Patrol First Sergeant Derek Mobley a car reported hitting a small animal in the roadway, causing his car to strike a guardrail. That car was then struck by a second then a third vehicle, leaving debris and vehicles across both lanes. Then, a fourth vehicle slammed into one of the stopped cars which had come to rest across both northbound travel lanes.
Three people from the first 3 cars were transported to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The fourth driver was charged with DWI and transported to the Johnston County Jail
The northbound side of I-95 in Selma was shut down for about an hour before the roadway could be cleared of the wrecked cars and reopened.
Photos by John Payne