Crash closes I-40 westbound just outside of Benson

BENSON, N.C. (WTVD) -- A crash closed Interstate 40 westbound near Benson on Thursday morning.

The crash happened just before 8 a.m. The interstate remained closed for nearly an hour.

Chopper11 HD flew over the scene and saw a burned out truck stopped in the middle of the interstate.

State troopers said the driver of the pickup truck crashed into the back of a box truck. That crash caused the pickup to catch fire.

Another driver passing by, stopped and pulled the woman to safety. First responders later arrived and took her to the hospital; her condition is unknown.
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