RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have reopened almost six hours after a North Carolina man was killed and three others were hurt in a fiery crash Tuesday.
The first wreck involved a vehicle and a truck and occurred around 11:45 a.m. A woman involved in the first incident got out of her car and was clipped by another truck, causing the second crash.
One of the trucks involved caught fire. The person who died was the driver of the truck that caught fire. Winfred Kerry Hooker of Efland was later identified as the driver who died, according to a report from Raleigh police.
The woman clipped is in critical condition. Two others are hurt, police said.
Both sides of I-40 were closed after the crashes. The westbound lanes began to reopen within an hour while all eastbound lanes were closed until 5:45 p.m.
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