2 car crash on I-40 in Pender County causes major traffic delays

2 car crash on I-40 in Pender County causes major traffic delays

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The DOT says a car crash on I-40 highly impacted traffic Saturday afternoon.

Incident details on the DOT’s website locate the collision on I-40 near US 117 at mile marker 389 heading east, near Watha. The shoulder is closed one mile west of US 117, exit 390.

The incident reportedly began around 11:50 a.m. Saturday and the shoulder was reopened at 1 p.m.

The NC Highway Patrol says the crash happened when a car lost control and flipped multiple times and collided with another vehicle. Two people in the car that lost control were taken to the hospital, one by ground EMS and one by air.

Eastbound lanes were shut down for about an hour on I-40.

There’s no word yet on the condition of the two victims or any possible charges.

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