Wrong-way driver involved in crash that prompts closure of EB I-440 lanes at New Bern

September 13, 2018
I-440 closed after crash at New Bern

Crash on I-440

An overnight crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 440 prompted authorities to close all eastbound lanes of the freeway, snarling the morning commute for drivers on the east side of Raleigh.

The incident occurred around 3 a.m. on I-440 right before the New Bern Avenue exit at Yonkers Road..

Police said several people were hurt during the incident, which occurred when a driver traveling the wrong way struck a pick-up truck. The conditions and the identities of the victims were pending.

Drivers were ordered to use Yonkers Road as a detour.

Right before 7:30 a.m., one of the disabled vehicles was seen being towed from the scene.

It was not immediately clear when the road would reopen.

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