At least 1 dead in Johnston County wreck

SELMA (WTVD) -- At least one person was killed in a wreck that closed a stretch of NC 96 in Johnston County near Selma for several hours.

It appeared that an SUV ran off the road, crashed through a fence and came to rest in a field.

The highway was closed between Holly Berry Lane and Old Beulah Road.

Authorities rerouted traffic at the scene. The stretch of highway reopened around 11:30 p.m.

There is no word yet on other injuries or exactly how many vehicles were involved.

No other details were immediately available.

The Highway Patrol is investigating.
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