UPDATE: All lanes of I-40 reopen after wrong-way crash in Greensboro

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — All lanes of Interstate 40 in Greensboro are reopened after a wrong-way crash Tuesday morning.

Police say 911 callers reported a vehicle traveling the wrong way on I-40 near the Elm-Eugene exit.

The wreck happened around 10:30 a.m.

The operator of the vehicle being driven the wrong way was identified as 92-year-old Emery Gideon Tucker Sr., of High Point.

Three vehicles stopped to avoid being hit by Tucker’s vehicle and a fourth vehicle was unable to stop. The fourth vehicle struck one of the vehicles, which in turn pushed the rest of the stopped vehicles into each other. Tucker’s vehicle was not struck.

The two inside lanes of I-40 from Elm-Eugene Street to the Randleman Road exit were closed for a short time.  They have since reopened.

Officials say three people were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

No charges have been filed against Tucker yet.

The investigation is ongoing.


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