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Three crashes cause major backup on Highway 70

By Anna Bulszewicz
Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:10:29 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 03 2013 07:52:00 AM CDT
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HAVELOCK, CRAVEN COUNTY -

Three crashes in Havelock caused major traffic backup on Highway 70 Tuesday morning.

According to Diane Miller, Havelock's public information officer, the first wreck happened at about 6:58 a.m. near a Walmart. Injuries were reported in that crash and those involved were taken to a hospital.

The second and third accidents both happened at the MacDonald Downs neighborhood at about 7:15 a.m. and 7:44 a.m. respectively, Miller said. The 7:15 a.m. wreck involved four to five vehicles. Those involved were taken to a hospital. The 7:44 a.m. crash  involved two vehicles and no injuries, said Miller.

All three wrecks caused traffic backup on the eastbound lanes of U.S. 70, Miller said.