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Troopers investigate I-40 wreck as hit-and-run

Highway Patrol said a wreck in the westbound lane near Exit 55 was a hit-and-run, and said they're looking for the driver involved. (Photo credit: Misty Childs)

A crash along Interstate 40 in Buncombe County snarled traffic in both directions Friday afternoon.

Highway Patrol said the three-vehicle wreck in the westbound lane near Exit 55 was a hit-and-run, and they're looking for the driver of a white Kia who fled the scene.

One person was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

I-40 was temporarily closed in both directions as a result of the wreck. The scene cleared around 6:15 p.m.

This story is developing and will be updated as details become available.

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