WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A multi-vehicle crash shut down I-40 eastbound in Winston-Salem Thursday morning.
Traffic was diverted onto Stratford Road and drivers were asked to avoid the area and find an alternate route while investigators worked.
Troopers say that a tractor-trailer was parked on the shoulder of I-40 east for mechanical reasons when a Dodge pickup truck went off the road and hit the tractor-trailer. After the collision the Dodge went back into the road and overturned, losing part of its engine.
A Ford pickup truck behind the Dodge got hit by the debris from the other pickup and also overturned. The two trucks overturning created a lot of debris on the highway which is why the road has been shut down, according to highway patrol.
The drivers of the trucks were taken to the hospital but have non-life-threatening injuries, and the tractor-trailer driver wasn’t hurt.
Garrett Joshua Kneen, 21, of Yadkinville, was driving the Dodge truck and has been charged with failure to maintain lane and a registration violation, officials say.