GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WGHP) — A crash with severe injuries has closed a busy stretch of highway in Guilford County.

The highway patrol says that they responded to US 220/I-73 southbound at US 62 around 12:45 p.m. about a crash involving a car traveling in the southbound lanes.

The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Jesse Stuart Poly, 32, of Asheboro, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Poly was going south on I-73 in a 1996 Ford truck. Poly went off the road to the left, got back on the road, went off the road to the right and hit a guardrail.

He then hit a concrete bridge railing on the NC 62 overpass and came to rest in the middle of I-73 south. Poly was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the truck during the crash.

Poly is in the hospital in serious condition.

Investigators believe that speed and impairment are contributing factors in the crash. Charges are pending against Poly.

All southbound lanes of I-73 were closed for around four hours during the investigation.

Troopers cleared the scene at 4:05 p.m.