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I-40 exit ramp reopens in Cary after search for driver

Posted April 16

— The Interstate 40 exit ramp at Harrison Avenue was closed for about three hours Sunday as police searched for a driver who was experiencing what they described as a "mental health issue."

Authorities said that the initial call came in as a welfare check for a vehicle that had pulled onto the shoulder of the Harrison Avenue exit ramp.

When officers arrived, the car had been abandoned.

The driver of the vehicle, who is a juvenile who had a driver's license, was located and taken to a local hospital just before 8:20 p.m.

Authorities said they were able to keep in touch with the teen on a cell phone during the search and family members have been notified.

Highway Patrol troopers assisted with the situation.


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  • Zach Parrish Apr 16, 9:33 p.m.
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    I drove through around 6:30 (in a hurry nontheless) and it was absolutely awful. You'd have thought people were looking at a gruesome 10 car pileup and instead it was 10 cops standing around on the ramp waƱking each other.

  • Erika Phipps Apr 16, 9:28 p.m.
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    I feel for those stuck in traffic, but I'm so glad that kid was found and helped. Too many terrible endings to stories like this.

  • Rick Fetter Apr 16, 7:36 p.m.
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    Rubberneckers, you know who you are. You are to blame for this one. Maybe try to stay out of other people's business and get on down the road.