I-40 delays unwinding in Durham near Southpoint mall
Posted February 5
Durham, N.C. — 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.