It happened in the southbound lanes near the 73 mile marker in Harnett County. One person was extricated from a vehicle before being airlifted from the scene by a Duke Life Flight helicopter.
The collision occurred in the southbound lanes. At one point, traffic was backed up to the I-40 / I-95 interchange (81 mile marker) north of Benson in Johnston County. Northbound lanes were closed while the air ambulance was on the scene.
The NC Highway Patrol is investigating. Photos by John Payne