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.