The eastbound side of Interstate 40 near Benson was snarled Monday after one of the road’s two lanes was closed Monday morning because of a wreck that killed a person on foot.
Johnson County emergency communications dispatchers said the crash was reported at 9:23 a.m.
The state Department of Transportation said on its Triangle-area website that the lane was expected to remain closed into the afternoon while State Highway Patrol troopers investigated the incident.
The incident was reported as a person on foot being hit by a vehicle, dispatchers said.
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The wreck was near the 323 mile marker, NCDOT said, and was about two miles before the N.C. 242 interchange.