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I-40 crash leaves man with broken bones

Posted March 24, 2009 10:20 p.m. EDT
Updated March 25, 2009 8:13 a.m. EDT

— Emergency crews had to cut a man out of his car Tuesday evening after it crashed on Interstate 40 at N.C. Highway 55.

The man, whose name was not released, drove off the road to the right, over-corrected, crossed all lanes of traffic, hit a barrier, went back across the lanes of traffic, down an embankment and hit a tree, according to Durham police.

The Hispanic man, who is in his mid-20s, survived, and a medical helicopter flew him to UNC Hospitals. He had some broken bones, police said.

Officers said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, which happened just after 9 p.m.

I-40 was closed for 35 to 40 minutes as crews worked the crash.

No other information was available.