45 to 50 vehicles involved in crash on I-40/I-85 near Mebane

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ORANGE COUNTY, N.C. — Approximately 45 to 50 vehicles were involved in crashes at the Interstate 40/Interstate 85 interchange near Mebane Saturday night, according to a news release from the N.C. State Highway Patrol.

The wrecks happened at about 6:10 p.m. I-85/I-40 were closed in both directions until 8:35 p.m.

One serious injury was reported.

It is unclear what initially caused the series of crashes; however, the crash location was experiencing heavy rain at the time, the Highway Patrol release said.

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