Christopher Porter, 36, Mitchell Vandenburg, 30, killed; Johnston Community College evacuated after 3 crashes on I-95 in Smithfield, North Carolina

Modified Date: 
Wed, 04/05/2017 - 10:39am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

EVACUATIONS ORDERED AFTER 3 CRASHES ON I-95, MULTIPLE DEATHS REPORTED

The North Carolina Highway Patrol said an RV hit the back of a tractor trailer possibly hauling some type of corrosive chemical. Both vehicles ignited.

Evacuations ordered after 3 crashes on I-95 in NC, multiple deaths reported

The fiery crash is just one of three crashes on the interstate. That one is close to mile marker 95. There are two more at markers 90 and 88. WTVD crews have learned there are two fatalities at the crash furthest south at Four Oaks.

Series of wrecks kill 2, shut down I-95 in Johnston County

A third crash, involving five vehicles, happened on I-95 at mile marker 88 after the fiery wreck. Authorities said a RV was stopped due to another crash when a tractor-trailer hit the RV and caused it to spin. Two people in the RV were killed.

3 killed in series of I-95 crashes in NC

Lt. Jeff Gordon said Thursday that a tractor trailer traveling north on I-95 near mile marker 88 hit the rear of a recreational vehicle which was stopped. Two people inside the RV were killed.

Authorities seek help identifying driver killed in I-95 crash

The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, is described as a white man between the ages of 60 and 65. He had no identifying information on his person, authorities said.  

Authorities seek help identifying driver killed in I-95 crash

Highway Patrol troopers are seeking public assistance in identifying the RV and the driver who was killed in the crash. Investigators are asking the public to provide any photos or videos that may have been taken immediately after the crash that may help them identify the registration plate and state of origin on the RV. 

The driver, who was ejected from the vehicle, is described as a white man between the ages of 60 and 65. He had no identifying information on his person, authorities said.

Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Fire, Fuel Spill
People Involved: 
Christopher Michael Porter
Mitchell Alan Vandenburg
Adam Charles Nurre
Alex Omar Lopez
Nenad Sekulic
Roadway: 
Interstate 95

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