Multiple people injured after tractor-trailer overturns and catches fire

A look at the crash that injured multiple people on Monday night
Published: Jul. 18, 2022 at 4:55 PM EDT
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CANTON, N.C. (FOX Carolina) - The North Canton Fire Department confirmed that multiple people were injured following a crash along I-40 that involved five vehicles.

Troopers from North Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed that the tractor-trailer overturned at around 3:38 p.m. this afternoon.

North Canton Fire Department officials said the tractor-trailer caught fire after the crash, but crews quickly responded to the scene and put out the flames. According to officials, one person was airlifted to the hospital, and others were driven to the hospital for treatment. Currently, the condition of all of the victims is unknown.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation said the left lane of I-40 West near Exit 33 is still closed (Newfound Road). Officials said the lane is expected to reopen by 10:00 p.m.