I-40 WB reopens after serious crash near Burke County line

A serious two-car crash on the interstate temporarily shut down the westbound lanes of Interstate-40. 

The wreck occurred Wednesday morning, Jan. 9 on I-40 westbound near Exit 121 Longview. 

According to the Hickory Record, troopers on scene said one vehicle, headed east on the interstate, crossed the median and struck a westbound vehicle. Multiple injuries were reported. 

A helicopter was called to the scene, as well as six EMS units, the newspaper reports. At least one person was airlifted to the hospital, they said.