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Tractor-trailer crash shuts down I-40 near Asheville

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A tractor-trailer lays on top of another vehicle after a crash on I-40 near Asheville. (Oct. 16, 2012/FOX Carolina) A tractor-trailer lays on top of another vehicle after a crash on I-40 near Asheville. (Oct. 16, 2012/FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

A crash involving a tractor-trailer and several other vehicles shut down a part of Interstate 40 near Asheville on Tuesday evening.

The crash happened just after 7 p.m. on the I-40 eastbound near mile marker 47.

Troopers said a tractor-trailer and at least three sport-utility vehicles were involved in the crash. They said several people were injured.

SLIDESHOW: Tractor-trailer flips on I-40

Drivers are urged to use the following detour to avoid the area: Take Interstate 26 west to exit 4B then continue on Interstate 240 east until it reconnects with I-40 at mile marker 53.

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