Highway 117 near the Pender County line is open again now that tow trucks have cleared the wreckage from a major accident.
Three cars were involved in the pile-up just after six o'clock tonight. As many as five people may have been injured. Some were taken by ambulance to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
At least two victims were air-lifted to the hospital and rushed into the emergency room. Some of the injured were pinned in their cars. Traffic on that busy highway was delayed while rescue personnel helped the victims and law enforcement officers investigated the collision.