Wreck on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge delays traffic for more than two hours

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A wreck on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge delayed traffic Wednesday morning. Photo by Jeff Reichert‎.
A wreck on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge delayed traffic Wednesday morning. Photo by Jeff Reichert‎.

No injuries were reported in a wreck on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge that tied up traffic for more than two hours Wednesday morning.

Wilmington police and other emergency crews responded to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge for a wreck involving a pick-up truck and a tractor trailer just after 6 a.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.

An 18-year-old male called to report that his pick-up truck broke down in the eastbound lane of the bridge and he had turned his hazard lights on, Lindsay said.  About 10 minutes later, a tractor trailer struck the pick-up truck from behind.

An unknown amount of diesel fuel from the tractor trailer leaked into the Cape Fear River. A crew from the U.S. Coast Guard was called to the scene to clean up the diesel fuel from the river, Lindsay said.

A wrecker arrived on scene just after 8 a.m., Lindsay said. Traffic in the area was delayed for more than two hours. No charges have been filed in the wreck at this time, Lindsay said.