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Beltline clears after crash; driver badly hurt

Posted March 6, 2009 6:40 a.m. EST
Updated March 6, 2009 6:09 p.m. EST

— Authorities said all lanes were open on the inner Beltline near Western Boulevard around 11 a.m. Friday after they cleared the scene of a one-vehicle crash several hours earlier.

Vernon Davis, 27, was traveling in the right lane of Interstate 440 when his vehicle went off the road.  He over-corrected and lost control of the vehicle, according to the wreck report.  The vehicle then overturned several times.

Davis was not wearing his seat-belt and was ejected from the vehicle, police said.

Emergency crews took Davis to WakeMed. He was in critical condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.