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One dead in SUV crash that closed Gorman Street in Raleigh

Posted February 21, 2014

An SUV crashed on Gorman Road near Interstate 40 in Raleigh on Feb. 21, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Travis Scovell)

— A man died in a Friday crash that closed Gorman Street in both directions for more than two hours, police said.

William Darryl Martin, 52, of Siler City, was the only person in the SUV that crashed onto Gorman Street from an Interstate 40 overpass.

Orange Water and Sewer Authority officials said Martin was a manager for the utility.

No other details on the 10 a.m. crash were available.

Raleigh police said Gorman Street reopened shortly after 12:30 p.m.


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  • debbymillikin2 Feb 21, 2014

    I often wondered how a family member would feel reading stupid comments on here, now I know. It makes you sick. This man was a Husband, father, son and my brother.. do you know how we feel when we see a comment " went off bridge wow" Please think before you comment!.

  • beaupeep Feb 21, 2014

    Well, at least WRAL removed the picture showing the victim still in the vehicle..

  • justabumer Feb 21, 2014

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    Are you really concerned about this?

  • Fred Kozlof Feb 21, 2014
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    I drive under that bridge everyday, and many times have considered the possibility of such an event. WOW.
    Now DOT...how is this possible?
    Ditto to the fatality a few weeks ago, where the lady was killed, also at THIS interchange. Wake up DOT. There's a problem here with the median and protective rails/cables.

  • Bryan Ayers Feb 21, 2014
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    The victims age is usually found on their Driver's License...

  • ncwebguy Feb 21, 2014

    I drove by on I-40 westbound a few minutes after this happened this morning. There was a car and truck stopped on the inside shoulder of WB 40 and a fire truck blocking the left lane of EB 40 right before the bridge.

    It looked like the SUV was going east, then went into the median before the barrier along 40 that starts a few hundred feet before Gorman passes under.

    As shown in the picture, there is no barrier across the gap between east and westbound before the drop to Gorman.

    It is very fortunate that no one was on Gorman as this vehicle came down from above.

  • Karen Orndorff Feb 21, 2014
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    So sad, praying for the family. Glad no one else was hurt in the process as well.

  • housemanagercary Feb 21, 2014

    Gorman STREET

    Oh and the police could have very well given the reporter the age and gender without revealing his name. geez people

  • Forthe Newssite Feb 21, 2014
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    My thoughts exactly. Condolences to his family

  • Leftwing Feb 21, 2014

    WRAL - if he is unidentified how do you know he is 52? How about police have not yet released his identity? Such poor reporting, inaccuracies is so many stories.