Car overturns after rear tire flies off on I-40 west near Winston-Salem; lanes since reopened

Piedmont Triad News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A car lost one of its tires and crashed on Interstate 40 west in Forsyth County, according to Highway Patrol.

At about 7:30 a.m., troopers responded to a crash near Exit 193 for U.S. 52.

Troopers say the vehicle was heading west when a rear tire came off and caused the car to overturn. It came to a stop blocking all lanes of westbound traffic.

Two people in the vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash shut down all westbound lanes of I-40. The lanes have since reopened.

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