Four-vehicle wreck shut down 3 lanes of I-40 West in Forsyth County; lanes reopened

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A four-vehicle wreck shut down three lanes of Interstate 40 in Forsyth County on Monday morning, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

The wreck affected the right three lanes near Exit 193C (Silas Creek Parkway), leaving only the one leftmost lane open. The lanes have since reopened.

At about 7:40 a.m., a passenger vehicle sideswiped a pick-up truck, causing the truck to overturn, Highway Patrol reports.

This wreck set off a chain reaction involving another passenger vehicle and a van.

Highway Patrol said charges are pending against the driver of the passenger car in the initial wreck.

There may be a fifth vehicle also involved in the wreck.

Troopers say there is increased traffic in this area due to the Business 40 closure.

The Regional Transportation Center said the wreck involved five vehicles, one of which overturned.

Officials have not reported if any injuries occurred.

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