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Tractor-Trailer, 3 Cars Tangle in Cary Accident

Posted February 28, 2007 1:11 p.m. EST
Updated February 28, 2007 6:34 p.m. EST

— Authorities said three automobiles and a tractor-trailer got tangled up Wednesday in an accident that sent one person to the hospital and affected traffic on U.S. Highway 64 and Gregson Drive.

A westbound car on Highway 64 turned left in front of the eastbound truck, police said. The truck hit the car, careered through the intersection and wound up along a ditch and guardrail, listing to its right.

The car that was hit was knocked onto the median and hit a second car waiting to turn, according to police. A third car waiting next to the second one to turn was showered in broken glass.

Police said Karitta McClease, 25, of Raleigh was driving the car hit by the tractor-trailer and was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh. Her condition was not immediately available.

DMV Motor Carrier officers cited the tractor-trailer driver for having a non-operating left front brake. Investigators had not decided if they would file other charges in the crash, police said.

Authorities temporarily closed all lanes of eastbound traffic on Highway 64.