Woman killed in Interstate 40 wreck
Posted February 23, 2011
Updated March 17, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A woman was killed and nine people injured in a chain-reaction wreck on Interstate 40 West, near Gorman Street, Wednesday night, Raleigh police said.
Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that driver Amelia Hernandez-Garcia, 34, got out of a vehicle stopped in the center lane and asked for help from another motorist who had stopped. Shortly after, a chain-reaction wreck involving their vehicles and three others happened.
Hernandez-Garcia was killed, and nine other drivers and passengers suffered non-life-threatening injuries, Sughrue said. The injured were treated at local hospitals.
Sughrue said that it's not clear why Hernandez-Garcia's vehicle was stopped in I-40.
No charges have been filed in the wreck. Police planned to consult with the Wake County District Attorney's Office.
I-40 West was blocked and traffic detoured for nearly four hours after the wreck.