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Truck Driver Charged In Fatal I-40 Wreck In Durham

Posted July 20, 2004

— A truck driver has been charged in a deadly crash along Interstate 40 in Durham two weeks ago.

Durham police charged 39-year-old Ken Pittman, of Garner, with misdemeanor death by vehicle in the July 9 wreck.

Pittman's eastbound tractor-trailer slammed into a two cars between the N.C. Highway 751 and Fayetteville Road exits.

The driver of one of the cars, Kevin Meyer, was killed. Meyer's 4-year-old daughter and Pittman were also injured.

The wreck shut down the interstate for nine hours.

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