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Truck driver dies after crashing on I-540 near Glenwood

Posted October 16, 2013

A man died early Wednesday after he lost control of his box truck on Interstate 540 West and crashed into the westbound lanes of Glenwood Avenue (U.S. Highway 70), Raleigh police said.

— A 26-year-old Raleigh man died early Wednesday after he lost control of his box truck on Interstate 540 West and crashed into the westbound lanes of Glenwood Avenue (U.S. Highway 70), Raleigh police said. 

Authorities responding to the scene at about 8:30 a.m. closed the ramp from I-540 to Glenwood Avenue and all outbound lanes of traffic on Glenwood Avenue for about two hours. 

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Jonathan Arrington was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck. It wasn't clear why he lost control of the truck. 

No other details were immediately available.

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  • LastSon1981 Oct 17, 8:05 a.m.

    I will say this the guy that y'all are here making jokes about is my brother. No one will kno exactly why his truck did what it did but if you can't be sincere about a person that lost his life then no comment at all is necessary. This family will have peace!

    ladiipink919

    You have to understand that most people who make comments like that have no power anywhere else in their lives but here. They can say be and do whatever they want as long as it is withtin the guidelines. Everyday life face to face they aren't nearly as brave.

  • William84 Oct 16, 7:50 p.m.

    Sorry for the loss. Tragic, regardless of the circumstances. Prayers for the family.

  • killing_me_softly Oct 16, 6:23 p.m.

    WTVD released the name....

  • btneast Oct 16, 5:48 p.m.

    I will say this the guy that y'all are here making jokes about is my brother. No one will kno exactly why his truck did what it did but if you can't be sincere about a person that lost his life then no comment at all is necessary. This family will have peace!



    My suggestion is to advise them to not read any online blogs......it's just the nature of blogs to see all kinds of comments. blogs are not funeral home condolence pages, they are general news blogs. Not saying its right, its just the way it is.

  • btneast Oct 16, 5:45 p.m.

    And WHY have I seen about 35 deer already this season, and WHY have all my shrubs been eaten down to a pulp???

    Deer eating your shrubs has nothing to do with rut. There MAY be some bucks starting to go into rut, but it is a bit early for that overall. Deer are a lot more active this time of year.....nights are longer and its cooler, acorns and other food are plentiful now too.

  • GOPtakersSociety Oct 16, 4:34 p.m.

    Are there magic plant eaters? NOOOOOOO, it's DEER!!! The deer are out and about, I SEE THEM EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT.. I can hear and see them RUN ACROSS THE I-540 HIGHWAY FROM MY FAMILY ROOM large picture-window. Thanks!

    Click to view my profile jhavaughndrahkhaadijahwilson

    oh "RUT-RO"

  • BEACH Oct 16, 4:33 p.m.

    SORRY FOR LOSS TO HIS FAMILY, no telling what happen.

  • Guy Oct 16, 4:14 p.m.

    I saw a buck in downtown Cary in the traffic circle in front of the Scotchman store this morning on my paper route about 2 am.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Oct 16, 3:13 p.m.

    That is very sad. A guy just doing his job.

  • garnertoy Oct 16, 3:07 p.m.

    ladiipink919 sorry for your loss

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