DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A stretch of Interstate 40 eastbound was moving slowly after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler Tuesday afternoon.
The accident, near mile marker 278 and N.C. 55, had backed up traffic for more than two miles as of 1:30 p.m.
According to the Durham Police Department, the crash took place shortly after 12:30 p.m. when the driver of a pickup truck struck an 18-wheeler.
The pickup truck was getting onto the eastbound on-ramp when it struck the semi.
The collision spurred a bit of a domino effect as the 18-wheeler that was hit then hit into a second 18-wheeler that was on the interstate, according to police.
However, the driver of the second tractor-trailer told CBS 17 on Tuesday night that the two tractor-trailers never hit one another.
Driver Aaron Evans said the pickup came onto I-40 from the on-ramp and hit the tractor-trailer then bounced off and hit his tractor-trailer, that he then said led to the first tractor-trailer crashing into a wooded area off the interstate.
Evans told CBS 17 that he gave this information to responding officers.
CBS 17 has reached out to Durham police to see if they had any further information about the wreck since this afternoon.
No injuries were reported in this crash. Evans did tell CBS 17 that he was a little shook up and a little sore.
During the investigation, three of four lanes were closed down, but had reopened as of 2 p.m.