Car crossed median and crashed into tractor-trailer, killing one on I-40 in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- Interstate 40 is back open and traffic is moving as normal after a deadly crash in Johnston County involving a tractor-trailer.

The crash happened near the NC-42 interchange just before 9 a.m.

According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a vehicle occupied by three people was traveling west on I-40 near exit 312 when it lost control, crossed the median and traveled into the path of a tractor-trailer going the other direction.

The tractor-trailer crashed head-on into the car.

One person inside the car died in the crash. The other two were seriously injured.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured.

In addition to that crash, three tractor-trailers that were headed eastbound collided as they approached the original crash scene.

It's unclear why the car lost control and crossed the median.

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