BENSON – Three vehicles were involved in collision on Interstate 95 near Benson this afternoon. The wreck was reported just after 3:00pm in the southbound lanes of I-95 between I-40 and NC50.
Two tractor trailers and a red Ford pickup truck collided sending all three vehicles into the median. Johnston County EMS transported two people to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Southbound lanes of I-95 quickly backed up for five miles. Northbound lanes of I-95 also backed up at least three miles due to onlooker delays. Traffic on eastbound Interstate 40 also backed up for drivers attempting to exit onto I-95 South at Benson.
The NC DOT responded to the accident scene due to extensive damage to the median guardrail. The Benson Fire Department assisted with traffic control.
The NC Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.