UPDATE 3:50PM – All lanes of Interstate 95 in Selma have reopened. Delays in the northbound lanes are still expected due to several miles of traffic that was backed up due to the crash.
UPDATE 2:40PM – The NC DOT expects northbound lanes of I-95 in Selma to reopen by 5:00PM. A detour has been set up at Exit 95, to US 70 Business East 3 miles, to US 70 Business West 2.5 miles to I-95 North at Exit 97.
UPDATE 2:15PM – Southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Selma have reopened. Northbound lanes remain closed. Officials estimate it could be 5:00PM before both northbound lanes are fully reopened.
UPDATE 2:10PM – The driver of the RV has been extricated and has left the scene on board a Life Flight helicopter
SELMA – A serious crash involving a tractor trailer and recreational vehicle (RV) has shut down a section of Interstate 95 in Johnston County. The wreck happened shortly before 1:00PM today (Wednesday) in the northbound lanes of I-95 at the US 70 Selma Flyover Bridge near the 97 mile marker.
Reports indicate the driver of an RV ran into the rear of the tractor trailer. The impact severely pinned the driver of the RV inside his vehicle. Crews from the Selma, Smithfield, Micro and Pine Level Fire Departments have responded to the scene to extricate the RV’s driver. Once extricated the driver will be airlifted from the scene by helicopter.
A passenger in the RV has been taken by Johnston County EMS to Wake Medical Center.
Both north and southbound lanes of I-95 have been closed for a Life Flight helicopter to land at the scene. Southbound lanes will be reopened once the helicopter leaves the scene with the patient. There is no word when northbound lanes will be reopened.