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Person killed in wreck off Interstate 540 near Knightdale

Posted March 17, 2010

— A person was killed Tuesday afternoon when their car wrecked off Interstate 540 near Knightdale, authorities said.

The car crashed through a barrier, went airborne and landed in some trees just before 3 p.m.

The victim’s name has not been released.

Authorities were still investigating the cause of the wreck late Tuesday.


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  • james27613 Mar 17, 2010

    Perhaps the driver had cruse control turned on so
    no skid marks.

    Too bad to loose another wake resident.

  • itsmyownopinion Mar 17, 2010

    I just heard it was a suicide.

  • Capitals Fan Mar 17, 2010

    "Where did this happen? I live in K'dale and missed this story because I was so busy yesterday."

    Where 540 dead ends and makes you get on the 64/264 bypass heading towards Knightdale.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Mar 17, 2010

    Where did this happen? I live in K'dale and missed this story because I was so busy yesterday.

  • TooMuchDrama Mar 17, 2010

    When I went by there yesterday, there were no skid marks, and the car must have gone straight through the exit and not even made any attempt to turn or navigate the ramp. It would easily make sense that there was some medical condition and the person was not able to respond. Thank goodness no other vehicles were involved.

  • starglow2005 Mar 17, 2010

    WTVD was reporting that the person was already dead when the wreck happened. Maybe they had some sort of medical issue.

  • Kimbby Mar 17, 2010

    That's sad. I saw all of the cops, ambulance, firetrucks, and news crews there yesterday and knew someone went off of it.