Raleigh man dies in early morning wreck on I-40 near Garner
Posted August 3
Johnston County, N.C. — A Raleigh man died early Wednesday morning in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 near Jones Sausage Road, officials said.
The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said crews found a 2004 Kia Sorento in the wood line off I-40 around 6 a.m. Troopers found a man who was dead inside the vehicle.
Investigators said the driver, identfied as Walid Ahmad Abu-Hamra, 52, of West Pine Court, Raleigh, hydroplaned in the early morning hours before striking a tree, but the accident wasn't discovered until later.
Officials said there is no indication that alcohol was involved.