6 taken to hospital, 1 by helicopter, after crash on I-74 in Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. -- Six people were taken to the hospital after a crash on eastbound Interstate 74 Tuesday night.

The crash was reported to Highway Patrol at 7:45 p.m.

The crash happened near the exit to N.C. 66 and involved a van and a car.

A trooper at the scene said the van was merging onto I-74 from N.C. 66 when it was hit by a car.

A female passenger in the car was taken to the hospital by helicopter and is in critical condition.

The driver of the car, a child in the car and a passenger in the van were also taken to the hospital by EMS. Two other people were taken to the hospital by EMS but troopers at the scene could provide no additional details about how they were involved in the wreck.