WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three people were injured in a wreck involving five vehicles on southbound U.S. 52 on Thursday morning.
The wreck included a flatbed tractor-trailer, a box truck and a few other vehicles and closed southbound U.S. 52 near the Germanton Road exit for about three hours.
Southbound U.S. 52 reopened at about 2:30 p.m.
The driver of the flatbed tractor-trailer hit an SUV and caused other vehicles to collide, according to Lt. S. Osborne, with the Winston-Salem Police Department.
The driver of the SUV that the tractor-trailer hit, Amparo Hernandez-Juarez, 57, of Winston-Salem, sustained serious life-threatening injuries.
Hernandez-Juarez and the driver of the tractor-trailer, Freddie Denzel Fitzgerald, 21, of Greenville, N.C., are being treated at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, police said in a press release.
Investigators said it is not currently known if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.