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Another motorist drives off I-540

Posted May 18, 2010

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— For at least the fourth time in the past year, a motorist drove off the end of Interstate 540 where the road meets U.S. Highway 64 Bypass in Knightdale.

The driver of a Dollar General truck said he crashed into trees at the bottom of the embankment at about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday after trying to avoid another driver going the wrong way, according to authorities.

State Department of Transportation officials said they will meet Wednesday to talk about the signage near the end of I-540 and whether it needs to be changed.

DOT officials said they came out after a May 7 crash in which a Raleigh man was seriously injured when he drove off I-540 and was thrown from his vehicle when it went down the embankment.

At the time, Police Chief Shawn Brown said local officials planned to work with the state DOT to ensure similar wrecks didn't occur in the future.

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  • Pseudonym May 18, 2010

    Would those of you calling them "sines" learn proper English and quit trying to take this board on a tangent!

  • Pseudonym May 18, 2010

    I, for one, believe the truck driver. A few years ago I almost creamed an elderly couple going the wrong way on Aviation Pkwy near the airport. The only thing I could think of that they may have done is stop at the end of one of the entrance ramps and make a sharp left rarher than following the lines of the road, unless they were going the wrong way all the way from Globe Rd.

  • anonemoose May 18, 2010

    Hank, that driver may not be very swift, but he is defiantly a wiener.

  • CJM May 18, 2010

    How about just finishing the road or hooking it up to somewhere.

  • newwake May 18, 2010

    Attention Knightdale Councel Members!!! Allow our officers to PATROL this part of the city!! Shame on you Chief Brown for not being more proactive!!!!!!

    I don't for the life of me understand why this has any revelance to the issue at hand.

  • 5-113 FA Retired May 18, 2010

    Probably someone from Ohio or Cary, either is the same.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness May 18, 2010

    Sines? Really?

  • mhudson May 18, 2010

    I've always said if you're going to be stupid, you've got to be tough.

  • thnbluln May 18, 2010

    Attention Knightdale Councel Members!!! Allow our officers to PATROL this part of the city!! Shame on you Chief Brown for not being more proactive!!!!!!

  • Sidekick May 18, 2010

    Read the signs.

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