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Authorities ID man killed in wrong-way crash on I-85

Posted October 4, 2010 1:26 p.m. EDT

— The state Highway Patrol on Monday identified the driver killed Saturday while driving the wrong way on Interstate 85.

Obet Diaz Silva, 21, of Durham, was driving north in the southbound lanes of I-85 just south of the Falls Lake bridge near the Durham-Granville county line at about 5:45 a.m. Saturday when his car slammed into a pickup truck, authorities said.

The pickup driver wasn't injured.

Troopers said they still don't know why Silva was driving the wrong direction.