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Man dies of injuries suffered in I-40 wreck

Posted March 4, 2010 9:58 p.m. EST
Updated March 4, 2010 10:08 p.m. EST

— A man injured Monday in a wreck on Interstate 40 has died, family members said.

Gerald Reid, 43, of Raleigh, was one of five people injured in a series of wrecks that backed up traffic on the highway Monday morning. Family members said he died Thursday at Duke University Hospital.

State troopers responded to at least four wrecks within three miles of each other on I-40 between exit 284 and exit 287.

Thomas Harris, 43, of Roseboro, Karen Jensen, 39, Phyllis Burt, 60, David Coker and Ronbatius Dean, 32, all of Raleigh, all suffered minor injuries.

The highway was shut down for about two hours, and at one point, westbound traffic was backed up for about eight miles, past the U.S. 1/64 interchange to Gorman Street in Raleigh.