I-95 South closed, starting in Wilson County

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 12, 2013 at 3:41 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 12 at 4:05 PM

WILSON, N.C. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer caught fire after it hit a van in the emergency lane, causing authorities to close the southbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Wilson County.   

The state Transportation Department says I-95 South is closed at Exit 116, which is the exit for N.C. 42 in Wilson County after the wreck Saturday morning.  Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Woods said the tractor-trailer struck the van in the rear.  

One person was critically injured, and two others also were injured.   

Officials have established a detour route. They say motorists should take Exit 116 to N.C. 42 East, then take U.S. 264 East to U.S. 301 South, then back to I-95 South in Kenly.   

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