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Blown tire caused wreck that closed I-40 in Pender Co.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Westbound lanes on Interstate 40 are back open after a wreck Sunday afternoon.

The accident happened around 12:30 pm by mile marker 403 near Burgaw.

An SUV flipped over, causing the Westbound lanes to close for about two hours.

Authorities say the SUV's back tire blew out. The driver suffered minor injuries, but another passenger in the car was airlifted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. There is currently no word on her condition.

 

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