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One killed, one charged in wreck on I-40

Posted March 31, 2010 2:29 p.m. EDT
Updated April 5, 2010 11:28 a.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Highway Patrol charged a driver Wednesday afternoon with causing the death of another in a wreck Interstate 40 east of Interstate 540 in Durham County.

Gifford Daniel Scott, 48, of 304 Glendale Drive in Chapel Hill, sideswiped a Chevy Corsica as he attempted to change lanes, troopers said. The Corsica hit the guardrail on the left, flipped and came to rest on its roof. The driver died.

The driver of the Corsica, 50-year-old David Sullivan Jr. of Cary, was killed.

Scott faces a charge of misdemeanor death by vehicle.

The wreck, which happened shortly before 1:30 p.m., reduced traffic on eastbound I-40 to two lanes while authorities investigated and until the roadway could be cleared.