Man, 23, killed in I-40 single-vehicle crash
On Sunday around 2:40 a.m., the State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a single vehicle collision involving a fatality on Interstate-40 eastbound at mile marker 309 in Wake County.Posted — Updated
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.