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Man, 23, killed in I-40 single-vehicle crash

Posted April 10, 2016 12:47 p.m. EDT
Updated April 11, 2016 9:39 a.m. EDT

— A driver is dead and two passengers were injured in a single-vehicle wreck that occurred early Sunday morning in Wake County near the Johnston County line.

Around 2:40 a.m., troopers responded to the scene of a single-vehicle collision involving a fatality on Interstate-40 eastbound at mile marker 309, just before the Jones Sausage Road exit.

The victim, 23-year-old Jay Kelly Frazee, of Dunn, N.C., was traveling eastbound in his 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe when the vehicle veered off the right side of the roadway, Lieutenant Jeff Gordon said.

The vehicle went through the shoulder guardrail before striking an embankment, where it overturned and struck a support pole attached to an overhead highway sign.

Frazee was pronounced dead at the scene.

Passengers Kyle Strickland, 22, and Austin Phillips, 20, both of Coats, were transported to WakeMed with non-life threatening injuries.

Strickland and Phillips admitted that everyone in the car had been drinking and that no one had been wearing a seatbelt.