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Driver in I-540 wreck dies

Posted April 6, 2011 1:36 p.m. EDT
Updated April 6, 2011 3:22 p.m. EDT

— One of the drivers involved in a four-vehicle wreck on Interstate 540 early Tuesday has died, police said Wednesday.

A 1999 Toyota driven by Pamela Michelle Hoyles, 44, of Raleigh, and a 2002 Ford driven by Sharon Garrett McKinnon, 45, of Oxford, bumped on eastbound I-540 between U.S. Highway 70 and Leesville Road, police said.

The contact sent the Toyota off the right shoulder of the highway and sent the Ford across the highway median into the westbound lanes, police said. The Ford was then hit by a 2011 Chevrolet driven by Dany Alan Clum, 29, of Zebulon, and a 1998 Toyota driven by Orna Vee Manison, 45, of Raleigh, before slamming into the guardrail on the right shoulder of westbound I-540.

McKinnon died of her injuries, police said.

Manison was listed in good condition Wednesday at WakeMed. There was no word on the conditions of Hoyles and Clum.

The wreck closed westbound I-540 for much of Tuesday morning, creating long delays.

Police said the wreck remains under investigation, and no charges have been filed yet.