1 man critically injured after crash along Interstate 40

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A crash shortly before 3 p.m. sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries and closed multiple eastbound lanes on Interstate 40 in Durham, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Durham police.

The crash happened around 2:45 p.m. near the Fayetteville Road exit at mile marker 276, per NCDOT.

Police say a 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Zachary Reeves, 22, of Rolesville was going east in the far left lane of I-40 East and swerved to the right for an unknown reason.

The Explorer crossed two travel lanes to the right and struck a grassy embankment, causing the vehicle to overturn.

Reeves, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle.

All lanes of I-40 East were re-opened for travel around 5:15 p.m.

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