I-40 west reopens after deadly crash near S. Saunders Street in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A deadly wreck that happened during torrential rain in Raleigh closed westbound Interstate 40 Sunday afternoon at U.S. 401, which is South Saunders Street, officials said.

The wreck was reported just after 4 p.m. at the South Saunders Street exit near the Lake Wheeler Road exit. Traffic was being routed off I-40 onto South Saunders Street before some lanes reopened around 6:20 p.m.

Raleigh police said the wreck was a “motorcycle fatality.”

The highway completely reopened around 6:40 p.m.

No other details were available.

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