GREENSBORO, N.C. — Part of I-40 East in Greensboro was closed Sunday after a suspected drunk driver caused a multiple-vehicle crash by driving the wrong way.
Monday, the driver was identified as Seth Winstead of Pelham, North Carolina.
Just before 4 a.m. Sunday, Winstead was driving a Chevrolet Silverado westbound in the eastbound lanes. Winstead hit a black Jeep Renegade being driven by Jessika Johnson of Kannapolis according to Greensboro Police. The crash happened near the Gate City Boulevard exit. A tractor-trailer ended up tipping over while trying to avoid the crash.
The stretch reopened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Monday, police said there were a total of four cars involved with debris from the crash between the Silverado and the Renegade contributing to two more crashes.
Police said all lanes of eastbound I-40 between East Gate City Boulevard (Exit 224) and Youngs Mill Road were shut down due to the accident.
Both Winstead and Johnson were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Winstead was charged with Driving While Impaired with more charges pending. The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't injured.