Morehead City/Beaufort bridge reopens after second major crash

MOREHEAD CITY, NC (WITN) - A heavily traveled bridge on the Crystal Coast was closed for most of the morning due to two different major crashes.

The first crash on the U.S. 70 bridge between Morehead City and Beaufort happened around 8:15 a.m.

Police say four vehicles were involved in that crash. Investigators say a station wagon heading east crossed the centerline and hit an SUV.

The SUV then hit a van, while the station wagon then struck a second car.

All drivers and passengers are in stable condition.

The bridge opened at 10:00 a.m. and just 45 minutes later the second accident happened.

Westbound traffic was slow going, police say, and a speeding station wagon swerved into oncoming traffic and ran into a large truck and trailer.

The bridge was shut down for another two hours while that crash was cleaned up.

Police say the driver of the station wagon was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.


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The Morehead City/Beaufort bridge on US 70 has reopened following an early morning crash.

The bridge reopened as of 10:15 am.

A spokesperson for the city says no one was killed in the crash. The names of those involved have not been released.

The Department of Transportation is on the way to repair the bridge railing. The bridge will close again for about 15 minutes in order for the repairs to be made.



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A serious car crash has shut down a bridge in both directions.

The Morehead City/ Beaufort bridge on US 70 is closed in both directions following a crash Thursday morning.

Morehead City police and fire are currently on scene.

Police posted photos on their Facebook page of the two car crash. One car is totaled.

Drivers are asked to use Mill Creek Road as a detour is they are traveling to and from Beaufort.

WITN is working to get more information and will keep you updated as we learn more.