Cops: Over 100 cars involved in wreck on I-40 in N.C.

Associated Press

Burlington, N.C. — Authorities say scores of vehicles were involved in a series of wrecks that injured 20 people and shut down part of Interstate 40 in central North Carolina for hours.

North Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Jordan Pack tells The News & Observer of Raleigh more than 100 vehicles were involved in the crashes Sunday evening in Alamance County.

Pack says there were 20 minor injuries but no fatalities. He says it’s not clear what caused the first pileup.

Authorities told WRAL-TV the wet roadway may have been a factor in many accidents and rubbernecking could have caused several others.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation reported around 8:45 p.m. that I-40 West/I-85 South was closed at an exit near Burlington. It reopened around 11:15 p.m.