3 injured in wrong-way crash on I-40 west near Garner

Image from North Carolina Department of Transportation

GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) — A crash with injuries closed Interstate 40 westbound near Garner for nearly two hours Friday night.

The wreck was reported just after 9 p.m. on I-40 at White Oak Road.


The crash happened when a red Honda Accord heading east crossed the median and hit a Dodge Challenger traveling westbound, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said.

Two other cars were hit by debris during the wreck. Three people were taken to nearby hospitals with non-life threatening injuries for treatment, according to troopers.

Officials closed all westbound lanes as a result of the wreck. The highway did not reopen until about 10:50 p.m.

The driver of the Honda Accord has been charged with impaired driving and reckless driving.


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