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Hit-and-run closes I-40 West in Raleigh

Posted August 17, 2012 8:23 p.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2012 9:20 p.m. EDT

— Westbound Interstate 40 was shut down near Lake Wheeler Road in Raleigh around 8 p.m. Friday after a hit-and run that injured one person.

According to Raleigh police, a green car hit two other cars, pushing one under the bridge and injuring a female driver. The woman was transported to WakeMed, where she was expected to recover from her injuries.

Raleigh police were looking for a green sedan, possibly a Nissan or Acura, with extensive side damage.

The car under the bridge was pushed on top of a gas line, so as a precaution, authorities kept the highway closed until nearly midnight.