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Man charged after bank robbery getaway triggers crash closing westbound I-440 in Raleigh

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A bank robber who was trying to escape triggered a crash that has shut down Interstate 440 westbound in Raleigh Friday afternoon, police said.

Jamari Shalick Wilson, who will turn 23 on Wednesday, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, felony speeding to elude arrest, and traffic violations, the Raleigh Police Department said Friday night. 

The wreck was reported just after 12:40 p.m. at mile marker 6 in the area of Glenwood Avenue near Ridge Road, which is exit 7A, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Raleigh police said the incident involved a bank robbery suspect who fled the crime scene.

According to police, Wilson robbed the Capital Bank on Falls of Neuse Road and then fled the scene in a car. Wilson crashed his car into another car on I-440 and was taken into custody at the scene, police said.

Wilson and the person in the other vehicle that was hit both suffered minor injuries. No one at the bank was injured.

Police did not say if a weapon was used in the robbery or not.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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