I-40 Accident

Two women are in the hospital this evening after being involved in a multi-car accident that shut down I-40 for about two hours.

The wreck happened off of I-40 and Hope Road shortly after 5:00 this afternoon. Police tell us a vehicle ran the stop sign at Hope Road and hit the car with the two victims. Their car veered over both lanes of traffic on the interstate before an 18-wheeler hit it and dragged it about 100 yards.

The driver of the car was airlifted to the hospital and the passenger was transported by ambulance. Their conditions are not known at this time.