UPDATE: All lanes have reopened after a multi-vehicle crash closed US-158 eastbound near Belews Creek Wednesday morning.
ORIGINAL: Belews Creek, N.C. -- A multi-vehicle crash closed down all lanes of US-158 eastbound near Belews Creek Wednesday morning.
The incident occurred around 6:10 a.m. near Rail Fence Road in Belews Creek.
Troopers say a white pickup truck traveling northeast on US-158 crossed the center line and side-swiped another pickup truck traveling south. The white truck then hit a tractor-trailer.
Both pickup truck drivers are in the hospital. The white truck driver has life-threatening injuries.
In total, four vehicles were involved, including one that hit debris on the roadway.
The highway is expected to reopen around 8 a.m.
The investigation is ongoing.