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Sign May Have Caused Accident

Posted February 21, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Traffic on westbound I-40 was tied up at Wade Avenue for a while Friday, due to an accident that may have been caused by a highway sign crew.

The accident occurred about 11:30.

A motorist called WRAL-TV5 to report via cellphone that a highway crew dropped a sign they were installing. A car swerved to miss it and overturned.

The Highway Patrol says the driver was hurt in the accident.