2 separate crashes shut down I-77 NB for hours

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. -- State troopers say northbound lanes of I-77 near Statesville was shut down for hours following two separate accidents in Iredell County Friday afternoon.

According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the first accident happened near Mile Marker 54. A pickup truck hauling a trailer lost its front tire and crashed into a guardrail. 

About 75 yards behind the first accident, a pickup truck hauling an empty horse transport trailer collided with a jeep, resulting in a four-car accident, state troopers say.

The roads reopened after being shut down for over an hour.

Officials say no one was transported from either accident. 

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