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Accident Causes Afternoon Traffic Congestion On I-40E/Miami Road

Posted February 15, 2006 7:57 a.m. EST

— Durham police are investigating a two-vehicle collision on eastbound Interstate 40 East near Miami Boulevard, which caused traffic slowdowns Wednesday afternoon.

The accident occurred shortly after 4:30 p.m. when one of the vehicles caught fire and ended up against the Jersey barrier.

Two people were taken to a local hospital, but the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, a Durham Police Department spokeswoman said.

The accident is still under investigation.