Tractor-trailer crashes on I-95 in Johnston County

— Motorists could encounter delays on the southbhound lanes of Interstate 95 after a tractor-trailer left the freeway and crashed into a tree Saturday morning, authorities said.

The state Department of Transportation said the incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at mile marker 88.

The big rig driver and a passenger in the truck were transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A State Highway Patrol trooper said the driver was briefly pinned in the wreckage before he was removed from the truck.

Authorities were expected to close at least one southbound lane while they removed the wrecked big rig.

No other injuries have been reporte.d