Accused wrong-way, drunk driver hits vehicle on I-40 in Greensboro; tractor-trailer trying to avoid wreck overturns

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Police said a wrong-way, drunk driver hit another vehicle on Interstate 40 in Greensboro and a tractor-trailer in the area overturned while trying to avoid the crash.

The drunk driver was headed west on I-40 Eastbound and hit another driver head-on at about 4:30 a.m. between East Gate City Boulevard and Youngs Mill Road, according to police.

The driver of a tractor-trailer tried to avoid the wreck and swerved off the road and overturned.

Police said the drivers of the first two vehicles were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Their names have not been released.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, who was carrying produce, was not hurt.

Traffic on I-40 has since reopened in both directions.

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