Multiple wrecks on I-40/85 near Mebane leave High Point woman dead, several injured

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ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — One person has died after a series of wrecks Wednesday morning on Interstate 40/85 northbound near Mebane.

At 8:26 a.m. Mebane Fire Chief Bob Louis was struck by a car while working multiple vehicle crashes. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover, officials said.  The driver of the car, identified as Tiffany Jennings, 33, of High Point, has died.

Another accident occurred at around 10 a.m. involving North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper D.C. Justice’s SUV and a Greyhound bus. The trooper’s SUV was totaled. The bus came to a stop right at the Alamance-Orange County line. No firefighters or law enforcement officers were killed.

Justice sustained broken bones and head injuries. He is currently at Duke University Hospital.

Emergency workers were seen transporting passengers on stretchers.

A Greyhound official told FOX8 the bus had 41 passengers and one driver on board at 9:38 a.m. when the accident happened. The official did not know if there were any injuries to passengers or the driver. Another bus was immediately dispatched to take the passengers one the rest of their journey. The bus was en route from Atlanta to Raleigh with an ultimate destination of Richmond, Va.

Twelve passengers were transported to local hospitals.  A relief bus is there to take remaining passengers to their destination.

The driver of the Greyhound bus, J.L. Robinson, of Georgia, is charged with reckless driving and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision.

Traffic was backed up for at least a mile.

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