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Raleigh woman charged in fatal I-540 crash

Posted August 10, 2015

A head-on collision on Interstate 540 closed all eastbound lanes at I-40 Monday afternoon for about three hours.

— A Raleigh woman was charged Monday in a head-on collision on Interstate 540 last week that killed a motorcyclist.

Kanak Lata Singh, 28, of 8004 Neches Lane, was charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle and failure to maintain lane control, according to the State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said Singh's westbound car crossed the median into the eastbound lanes near the Interstate 40 interchange on Aug. 3 and hit a motorcycle head-on, killing Philip James Sabino, 44, of Raleigh.

An accident report released by the Highway Patrol doesn't say what caused Singh's car to cross the median, noting only that she over-corrected. Troopers previously said she wasn't speeding and that alcohol wasn't a factor in the crash.


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  • Roy Hinkley Aug 10, 2015
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    No barrier will prevent all cross median accidents.NC DOT evaluated the wire cable barriers and found them to be highly effective. I'd much rather have wire cables over no barrier.

  • Leslie Blair Aug 10, 2015
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    "failure to maintain lane control" is a bit of an understatement with the size of that median and cables (what little they do)

  • Lauren Little Aug 10, 2015
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    I would LOVE to know when they are going to stop using the wire cables dividing highways?! Clearly they do not work well enough to stop a car from crossing the median. This could have been avoided.

  • Jim Hugs Aug 10, 2015
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    Kinda like when people confuse "They're" and "There". Drives me crazy.

  • Cary Tom Aug 10, 2015
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    Really? A grammar lesson amidst a tragic story? By the way, many of these articles are simply pulled scripts read on air. It is wral, not the N&O

  • Karen Orndorff Aug 10, 2015
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    He or she, they say she in the title and then he in the last paragraph, no proofreading here.