I-40 traffic

Updated at 10:34 a.m.

WHITSETT — Charges are pending against a Greensboro man after he tried to merge onto Interstate 40/85 but caused a three-vehicle wreck that injured a Roland woman, troopers say.

The wreck closed a portion of I-40 west for an hour Tuesday morning. 

Highway Patrol spokesman Brandon Baker said the wreck happened around 8:30 a.m. when Bennie Jackson III, 54, attempted to leave the rest area on I-40/85 at the Alamance County line and sideswiped a parked tractor-trailer on the on-ramp. 

Baker said Jackson's vehicle than traveled onto the interstate and struck a Jeep SUV driven by 59-year-old Patsy Oxendine. 

Oxendine sustained minor injuries and was taken to Moses Cone Hospital. 

Charges are pending against Jackson, Baker said. 

Updated at 9:54 a.m.

WHITSETT — All lanes of traffic Interstate 40/85 have reopened following a three vehicle wreck Tuesday morning. 

At 8:53 a.m. three vehicles crashed in the westbound lanes near the rest area in Guilford County, said N.C. Highway Patrol trooper Brandon Baker.

The wreck temporarily closed several lanes of traffic. 

WHITSETT — A traffic wreck on Interstate 40/85 has closed two westbound lanes of the interstate. 

The wreck happened at 8:53 a.m. near N.C. 61, at mile marker 138 in eastern Guilford County, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation. 

The wreck has caused backed up and high traffic in the area. 

Further information wasn't immediately available. 

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