A UPS truck slammed into two other vehicles on Oct. 31 in North Carolina, seriously injuring one woman, WBTV reported. The incident occurred in the eastbound lane of I-40 in Burke County around mile marker 110 at around 5 p.m. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the UPS truck slammed into traffic caused by a minor accident about two miles up the road near mile marker 112. The delivery truck collided with a pickup truck, causing it to spin. The UPS truck then swerved to the left and slammed into the back of a Honda sedan, pushing the vehicles to the guardrail in the median.
The woman who was driving the sedan was severely wounded in the crash. The UPS driver also went to the hospital to be checked out. The pickup driver was OK. Charges are pending in the incident, and the North Carolina Highway Patrol has released no further information on the matter. The area near the crash on I-40 was temporarily shut down as crews cleared the scene.
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