I-40 delays unwinding in Durham near Southpoint mall

Posted February 5

— Westbound lanes of Interstate-40 near Exit 276 (Fayetteville Road) in Durham were closed for about two hours Sunday afternoon while police converged on the scene of an apparent suicide.

Police said a woman jumped from the overpass into the travel lanes just before 1:45 p.m.

Officials closed all three lanes of the interstate near the Streets at Southpoint Mall while they investigated.

Within about an hour, additional fender-benders involving six cars were reported in the backup. Officers said one person was injured badly enough to be taken to a hospital.


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