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Accident Injures at Least 4, Closes U.S. 70 West

Posted November 18, 2007 12:10 p.m. EST
Updated November 18, 2007 5:09 p.m. EST

Traffic Accident (generic)

— A driver ran a red light on U.S. Highway 70 near Clayton, causing an accident that shut down half the highway and injured several people.

A car was traveling west on U.S. 70, while a second car was turning left from the highway onto Pony Farm Road around 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Kasha Patrice Peazy, 18, ran a red light, causing the accident, state Trooper Daniel Edwards said.

The other car was driven by Maria Norma Montero, 37. She was transported to WakeMed with non-life-threatening injuries. Three of her passengers also suffered minor injuries. One other passenger, Irene Gonzales, was airlifted to Duke University Hospital. Her condition was not made available.

U.S. 70 West was reopened by 12:45 p.m., and eastbound lanes were never closed.