BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper says more than 130 vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks on Interstate 40 but no serious injuries were reported.
Sgt. Danny Jenkins tells The Times-News of Burlington that as many as 134 vehicles were involved in the wrecks that began late Sunday afternoon over a six-mile stretch of the highway between Mebane and Graham.
Ambulances from four counties carried about 20 people to hospitals with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening. No one died.
The road reopened around 11 p.m. Sunday.
Jenkins said some of the wrecks were caused as people slowed to take pictures of the scene.
Alamance County communications supervisor Chuck Pickard said the initial wreck may have been caused by wet roads. Highway Patrol also said speed contributed to the pileups, as well as drivers following too closely.
The multi-vehicle crashes resulted in 25 injuries.